I grew up in a conservative household. That was the life of the time in Egypt: a conservative, middle-class household.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei

Profession: Politician
Nationality: Egyptian

Some suggestions for you :

The dream of democracy has long been enshrined in the hearts of the Egyptian people. It only needed awakening.

You need to form a grand coalition, and you need to put your ideological differences aside and work together to focus on people's basic needs. You can't eat sharia.

Managing a country is like managing a company in many ways. It maybe involves more complicated issues, but it's the same skills.

Threat is in the eye of the beholder.

America is always a good target for a populist. In many countries, particularly authoritarian systems, if you want to get an extra bonus, you bash the Americans.

You don't get the fox to be in charge of the chicken coop. You don't give the outgoing regime - which has been practicing dictatorship, is an authoritarian system, it's a bunch of military people - the task of changing Egypt into a second republic, a new Egypt with democracy, freedom, rights, etc.

Unilateral preemption should not in any way be the model for how we conduct international relations.

If you bet on individuals instead of the people, you are going to fail.

Iran's goal is not to become another North Korea - a nuclear weapons possessor but a pariah in the international community - but rather Brazil or Japan, a technological powerhouse with the capacity to develop nuclear weapons if the political winds were to shift, while remaining a nonnuclear weapons state.

As long as some of us choose to rely on nuclear weapons, we continue to risk that these same weapons will become increasingly attractive to others.

Iran has the technology to produce the highly enriched uranium, which is not automatically meaning nuclear weapon.

I think one country with nuclear weapons is one country too many.

Democracy is more than a ballot box.

People feel repressed by their own governments; they feel unfairly treated by the outside world; they wake up in the morning, and who do they see - they see people being shot and killed: all Muslims from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Darfur.