The missing links
The narrowly partial focus of the proposed London Middle East conference, Ibrahim Nafie argues, will undermine its success
How has Israel's domestic political agenda become so subservient to Tel Aviv's regional ambitions, asks Mustafa El-Feki
Priority to Palestine
By shifting attention from Iraq to Palestine, can war be averted? asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Aping the masters
The central flaw in the Zionist case is the anti-Semitic argument that Jews and gentiles cannot live together, writes Robin Hirsch
Arabs and Muslims and the global order
Galal Amin focuses on the economic dimension as he sorts out what is old and what is new in the current world order
A bloody new year
Christmas festivities are in danger of being drowned out by the banging of war drums with the new year promising, if anything, even more belligerent tunes.
From an Arab standpoint it is difficult to separate Washington's insistence on the strict implementation of Security Council resolution 1441 and the haste with which military preparations are being made to unseat the Iraqi regime..
By Salama A Salama
UN Resolution 1441 requires that arms inspectors be given the names of individuals connected with Iraq's programmes of chemical, biological and nuclear warfare as well as with the construction of ballistic missiles.
By Mahmoud Abdel-Fadil
The Iraq war
Friends assure me that the war will take place and that it is certain Washington will invade Iraq.
By Naguib Mahfouz