The recent decision by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to release Ayman Nur has several implications.
By releasing Ayman Nour, Mubarak is sending Washington the following message: “We know that your pressure on our government will ease now that you need our help. You have stopped making demands of us, and we will give you something you want. Now, what will you do for us?”
The Foreign Policy article entitled “Mubarak flexes his muscles”, explains more: