Egypt has survived two consecutive revolutions, but managed to remain intact. While other nations have been plagued by a rise in sectarian strife, Egypt has remained what it was – a secular state. Amid the chaotic bloodbath in the Middle East, it is pursuing its own foreign policy and mending ties with Iran, while maintaining its friendship with Saudi Arabia. With trouble threatening Egypt from Syria and Libya, should Cairo become more involved in the region’s troubles? Could it serve as a balancing force, or would it risk opening its doors to instability? We ask Egypt’s former foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy.