Wither the Arabs?
In the final instalment in his series on the Arabs and 9/11, Abdel-Moneim Said argues that we need to take a long hard look at both our shortcomings and achievements
Strategies of statehood
The objective of peace is a democratic Palestinian state. But how, asks Mustafa El-Barghouti , can that happen now?
Bush's 'anticipatory' war
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed discusses the legitimacy of war launched in anticipation of a threat
Ballots for bullets
The Israeli elections and the likely war with Iraq are heralds of far-reaching geo-political changes, writes Ahmed Abdel-Halim
The contemporary media may not be able to stop the outbreak of war but it remains a force to be reckoned with, argues Awatef Abdel-Rahman
Justice demands women judges
The Arab world leads Egypt in the role women play in the judiciary. With the application of the constitution and an inclusive tone to the debate, Ehab El-Sonbaty believes Egypt may soon catch up
Crisis of credibility
This week the Security Council faces a serious challenge to its credibility...
'A splendid little war'
The twentieth century is likely to end belatedly, sometime in March/April 2003, with the establishment of American military rule in Iraq...
By Hani Shukrallah
The world waits for Saddam Hussein's death sentence to be announced by Colin Powell in front of the Security Council. It will be followed by the mobilisation of missiles, jet fighters and US forces set on invading Iraq...
By Salama A Salama
So what's new?
Hawks in the Bush administration insist Saddam Hussein must be deposed because he is a murderous despot...
Mona Makram Ebeid
A long-awaited smile
When I returned home, and the doctors told me all was well with my health, I really began to think illness was behind me, at least for a time...
By Naguib Mahfouz