Mitzna and prospects for peace
Israeli Arabs must support new Israeli Labour Party leader Amram Mitzna in January's elections if only to frustrate Sharon, writes Hassan Nafaa
Why defend Iraq?
Without Saddam Hussein, asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
, would Iraq not be a better place to live?
Real change can come, in Palestine as elsewhere, only when people actively will that change, writes Edward Said
Choreographing the war
As the US military build-up continues in advance of a possible war against Iraq, Washington's strategists are performing a precarious balancing act, writes Ahmed Abdel-Halim
Modernising the Arabs
searches long and hard for a silver lining to the Middle East Partnership Initiative
Is violence avoidable?
The Palestinian Intifada is headed down a path of armed resistance that was unthinkable a few years ago. For outsiders, this poses new questions, writes Khaled Al-Azaar
The Arab world is facing imminent winds of change with an American administration busy planning either war or peace for the countries in the region.
America and democracy
The US-Middle East Partnership Initiative launched by Colin Powell, intended to foster democracy, open up markets, strengthen civil society and reform education systems in the Middle East, might have met with a more positive response had it not come at a time when Washington's credibility within the region is at an all time low.
By Salama A Salama
A large-scale popular movement is backing Iraq against an imminent American attack.
By Salah Issa
It is at precisely this time of the year that I begin to wonder just what has happened to passing of the seasons?
By Naguib Mahfouz