An unacceptable helplessness
Will the last person to leave please turn out the lights? Edward Said urges an Arab alternative to the wreckage that is about to engulf our world
What hope change? Little, if any, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Barbarians at the gate
Once upon a time the US had a moral compass, these days, Ayman El-Amir argues, it is adopting the unsavoury behaviour of an unfettered imperial power
Turkey and its new Islamic rulers
Can the Turkish experiment help define new rules for cooperation between Europe and the Islamic world? Asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Thought in a time of war
What is at stake, argues Anouar Abdel-Malik , is nothing less than a continued Arab existence
A year of living dangerously
Beware of adventurers, Hassan Nafaa argues as he reviews the exploits of the 'great men' of 2002
Killing with kindness
When will the world tell Israel enough is enough? This week in London a conference on Palestinian reform convened without the participation of PA representatives...
The Middle East conflict -- certainly in its current manifestation on the Iraqi and Palestinian fronts -- might be characterised as a parallel war. It relies on deception and disinformation to confuse the enemy and destroy morale...
By Salama A Salama
During former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's tenure, his government adopted the slogan "Lebanon First" in an attempt to separate the Syrian and Lebanese tracks in peace negotiations...
By Magdi Mehanna
Meditations on poetry
My earliest literary discoveries were to do with poetry...
By Naguib Mahfouz