It’s been more than one year since the Hosni Mubarak government in Egypt fell and interim rule was assumed by the country’s military. Elections for new leadership are now slated to take place next week with three top contenders for the presidency and many observers feel Amr Moussa, a holdover from Mubarak’s cabinet, is likely to win. But electing a president is only one item out of many that Egypt needs to succeed as a new democracy, says Saban Center Director Tamara Wittes
ISIS is also keen to target Italy now because it’s one of the few major European countries it hasn’t yet struck. They’re hoping to inspire violence there so that they can say, in effect, 'we’ve already attacked your capitals in London, in Paris, and in Barcelona, and now we’ve attacked Rome. There’s nowhere we can’t reach.'