Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development, University of Maryland
Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Steven Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Egypt's defense minister warned that the rising conflicts and chaos in the country could result in "the collapse of the state." Ongoing violence highlights the continued tensions between the government and the opposition, and raises questions about the prospects of Egypt's transition into a democracy.