Rising to the occasion
The time is ripe for the Arabs to adopt a strong and unified position on the Iraq standoff, Ibrahim Nafie argues
Why have the Palestinians lost so much international support, and what can be done to regain it, asks Joseph Massad
Split in NATO
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed discusses the crisis that threatened to tear NATO apart last week
No more secrets
Questions such as Iraq and Palestine are as much a part of domestic policy as are issues of democratisation inseparable from foreign policy, argues Mustafa El-Feki
As another world emerges
The first US-led war against Iraq saw the birth of the post-Cold War world. As the US prepares for the sequel, an even "newer" world order is being born, writes Osama El-Ghazali Harb
The world must commit to winning peace...
Passing the buck
The Arab world is passing through a critical time that will test its leaders' ability to reach common ground...
By Salama A Salama
Saying nothing at length
The statement issued by Arab foreign ministers disappointed those who had entertained the illusion that the upcoming Arab summit will adopt a clear position on the Iraq war...
I had lost touch with the developments of the Iraqi crisis during my illness. Now that I am following things again, they worry and upset me tremendously...
By Naguib Mahfouz