In light of today's unfolding events in Egypt, it's worth revisiting the analysis Chris wrote 2 years ago during the overthrowing of the Mubarak regime.
While the power players are now different, the underlying factors persist.
How unbalanced was Egypt? Very.
Here are a few quite relevant statistics about Egypt (hat tip to an email from reader Mark O., with credit to Dr. John Coulter) to which I have added a few items: