I think everyone is watching Egypt, if it goes then a lot of places will. If Egypt can contain it without making too much of a mess then there is a chance that Tunisia will be the only actual revolution, though a number of countries, including Algeria, are taking measures to improve the quality of life of their citizens to try to ward off more unrest. Stability and safety are basic needs and must be met before people worry about intangibles such as democracy (Yes, I'm talking Maslow here). People have shown a great tendency to trade freedom for security which, as much as it irritates us, is a reasonable from a survival point of view. The problem comes when the insecurities are manufactured by those in power to perpetuate their power. There is a difference between accepting censorship during times of war because the information might actually cause the death of troops versus maintaing a state of emergency for 30 years because "they" are out to get us. The "democracy / dictatorship" dichotomy is also nowhere near as cut and dried as it sounds. Neither Russia since Stalin nor China since Mao have been dictatorships. Rather, while they may be repressive societies, there are multiple centers of power and various factions within the government that act as de facto political parties. You also have variations of absolute monarchies which while not democratic are also not particularly repressive. There are almost limitless permutations of government. Final thought. I would be leery of the US or any other country following a "one issue" foreign policy. While we should support people's right to self determination, we also need to keep in mind other issues around human rights, justice, security and other issues. Where should we stand if a party is democratically elected on a platform of war or genocide? Should we support democracy when it leads to the majority suppressing or victimizing the minority? Life is never as simple as "Democracy = good".