In Tunisia, where the Arab Spring so unexpectedly started, the Islamist Ennahada Party took a plurality of votes in the October election.
In Morocco, Mohammed VI avoided a Ben Ali dethroning but has been pressured to begin incremental reforms. Moroccans took to the voting booths and picked the Justice and Development Party, another Islamist organization, to represent them.
The Muslim Brotherhood came just short of getting half of the initial vote in Egypt, and the Salafist Nour Party is vying for a second place finish.
The Arab Spring is fundamentally transforming the geopolitical landscape of the world. Will American foreign policy leaders respond appropriately? If the fall of Communism were an indicator, chances are probably slim.
The Red Scare has subsided in its entirety. While some Eastern European and Asian stalwarts have opened their countries and economies at unacceptably slow rates, the two axes of Red Power—Russia and China—have surprised the world at their willingness to liberalize.