A combination of the right amount of youth within the overall population suffering from corruption is necessary.
This "Rose Revolution," so called for the roses protestors carried, resulted in the resignation of Shevardnadze and new elections being held the following January. Mikheil Saakashvili, a prominent politician and leader of the movement, ran unopposed and was inaugurated in January, 2004.
Currently, with major parliamentary elections less than two weeks away, the Georgian government is playing game of chicken. It consists of a challenge from the Georgian government to the West to see who will blink first.
Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!
The overthrow of Kyrgyzstan's president is not part of a historic revolutionary wave that is going to do away with the old corrupt and authoritarian regime and usher in a new dawn of liberal democracy.
Historical examples cannot possibly tell us definitively what will happen in Iran as the demonstrations and consequential
The self-righteous posturing coming out of Washington should be tempered by a sober recognition of the ways in which the United States has contributed to the crisis.