Pulling their weight
Who is to blame for the slump in exports? Ibrahim Nafie writes
Barbarians at the gates
The Iraqis are the latest in a long series of peoples dehumanised and destroyed by "Western civilisation", writes Edward Said. So why, when we are next, do we accept their fate with such diffident passivity?
Cancelling the Third World debt
There is more action in the North than in the South on calls for basic economic reform, including the cancellation of the Third World debt. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed comments
The grim reaper is everywhere
Grim and humourless, 'fundamentalists' of all creeds are, nevertheless, quite normal when it comes to hankering after power. Eqbal Ahmad continues his examination of a remarkable cross-cultural correspondence
Islamism in transition
On 12 February 1949 Sheikh Hassan El-Banna, founder and Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood was assassinated. Fifty years later, Egyptian Islamism is undergoing major transformations. Diaa Rashwan predicts a new and more tolerant Islamism in the coming century
By Salama Ahmed Salama
Nice to believe you
A wave of anxiety is currently sweeping the world over the consequences of a total computer system breakdown as we approach the year 2000
Arab and Western analysts tend to agree that the US has no clear strategy on Iraq apart from the strikes it has been launching nearly every day
The moral of the story
To me, a novel is a story through which characters are presented. Through the story and the characters, the outlines of a social, psychological, romantic or political problem appear.