Ibrahim Nafie urges participants in the Arab summit to face reality in their fight to stave off war
A means and not an end
Anouar Abdel-Malik argues that it is China, and not Iraq, that concerns Washington's hawks
'No to war...No to tyranny'
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed discusses recommendations put forward by Egyptian NGOs on how to face the present critical situation in the Middle East
A fourth way
What can the Arabs learn from Turkey, asks Abdel-Moneim Said in this postscript to his series on the Arabs and 9/11
However unbearable the injustice, suicide is never the answer, writes Taha Abdel-Alim
A summit for Arab reform
Jamal Ahmed Khashoggi argues that the Arabs could make better use of their energies than by holding an emergency summit
As the sabre-rattling directed at Iraq reaches fever pitch, Mohamed Hakki wonders what the US administration's plans are for Iraq's beleaguered people
Old lessons for a new world
Ayman El-Amir urges the world community to avoid the path of least resistance
Do we need the French veto?
Will France risk all-out conflict with the US by using its veto to block an early war on Iraq? Amr Elchoubaki comments
A war on the law
Hassan Nafaa ponders the significance of the demonstrations against a war on Iraq
A predictable cycle of violence
Since Ariel Sharon first became prime minister, suicide bombings have increased dramatically. Steve Niva argues that there is a link between the Israeli leader's policies and the attacks
he Arab summit scheduled to open on Saturday is the last chance for an Arab initiative seeking to spare Iraq, and the entire Arab region, from the disastrous consequences of an American war...
United we fall
Arab leaders, meeting at summit level this Saturday; presumably in a final bid to prevent a disastrous war against Iraq, are faced with an insurmountable dilemma...
By Hani Shukrallah
Watching from the wings
Control of Iraqi oil plays a central role in the game of nations that is currently unfolding. It is an integral factor in the military movements, diplomatic clashes and secret or public conflicts that game comprises...
By Salama A Salama
The crisis of Arab culture
The complex, multidimensional crisis afflicting Arab culture has complex origins...
By Awatef Abdel Rahman
Our old house
Our old house in Gamaleya was constructed beautifully, built in authentic Arab style...
By Naguib Mahfouz