David Cameron has demonstrated that he is able to do what the EU can't by being the first statesman visiting Egypt after the revolt. In a speech given at the Kuwaiti parliament today, refered to in The Times, he claims that each country in the Middle East has to find its own way in its own tempo. The West should not impose their form of democracy.
Aspirations of freedom is driving the change that might happen. There is reason for cautious optimism, according to Cameron. It is highly interesting that Francis Fukuyama's "End of History" that has haunted him for some years due to China's economic progress, might actually have returned. The crisis in Arab states shows that an alternative to democracy does not work.
Even if democracy is not the end stage of history, it is probably the platform from which all mankind might have to evolve.