An Egyptian perspective
President Mubarak arrives in Washington tomorrow with a full agenda. Nevine Khalil, in the US capital, reviews the list
A special relationship?
What is likely to top agendas during President Mubarak's visit to Washington? Al-Ahram Weekly examines the likely contenders
Turning a new page
The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights' cheque file has been "closed," but does this indicate that a new page has been turned in relations between the government and civil society? Amira Howeidy investigates
Tracing Egypt's ancient roots
Egyptologists will be back in Cairo for the third International Congress of Egyptology (ICE) to be held in Egypt. Jill Kamil recalls the lessons learned from congresses past
Caviar, carpets and compromise
With Iran's reformists still reeling following an assassination attempt on one of their leaders, a historic American overture may speed their recovery and produce further ripples. Azadeh Moaveni assesses the intricacies of Iran's response
Can Clinton charm South Asia?
India is booming, and Pakistan is spoiling the party. And, the Kashmiri question again forced itself atop Clinton's South Asia agenda, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Europe's far-right wunderkind
The ramifications of far-right political inroads into the European political establishments are cause for concern, writes Tom Schimmeck from Berlin