The will of the people of Egypt prevailed with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on Friday. In the wake of his departure the Egyptian military is taking control of the government, with elections to be held in six months. The military dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution. As much as Mubarak's departure is a welcome sight for protesters, there is a growing concern about the military's role in the transition. At the same time, there are longstanding problems that the interim government will have to solve, including ongoing labor strikes, poverty and a tradition of corruption.
For a look at the latest in Egypt we are joined by Omar Khalifa, managing director at O Media, a media company in Cairo, and Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and the author of, "Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East."