Egyptian revolution reminiscent of the fall of Indonesia's Suharto

February 14, 2011

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Indonesian ruler Suharto resigned after mass protests in 1998.

The Egyptian Revolution has people, including President Obama, scrambling for comparisons.

One often-cited case is Indonesia. Like former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Indonesia's strongman, Suharto, was backed by the U.S. government and overthrown by popular protests. 

We discuss what Indonesia's transition to democracy tells us about Egypt with Jeffrey Winters, a professor of political economy at Northwestern University and blogger for the Huffington Post.