In the absence of will
Inter-Arab cooperation, the role of the Arab League, the efficacy of Arab economic and security agreements: where are they heading, asks Ibrahim Nafie
Point of order
Aggressive US/Israeli nods towards Syria should be an added impetus to rebuilding an Arab order based on collective security, says Abdallah El-Ashaal
Betting on roadmap failure
Is the roadmap really a recipe for success, asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Arab assessments of the invasion of Iraq cannot be allowed to derail the Palestinian struggle, writes Azmi Bishara
From Babylon to Tikrit
The lands that were the birthplace of writing and legal codes now lie in ruins. Abdel-Moneim Said , in the first instalment of a series of articles, strolls down humanity's earliest memory lane
Beyond the ballot-box
Although democracy is the buzzword in Iraq, merely holding elections is not enough, Hala Mustafa argues
What would Max Weber say about the current situation in Iraq and Palestine? Duncan Kennedy applies the German sociologist's frameworks to the predicaments of the two nations
Reda Helal finds lessons in the swift fall of the Iraqi regime
The powers that be
The United States and Britain have once again embarked on a dangerous course of action in Iraq...
US Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit to Syria and Lebanon heralded the second phase of the US plan which began with the invasion of Iraq...
By Salama A Salama
Lonely times for Hizbullah
What is to become of Hizbullah? Will friends continue to provide it with moral, financial and political backing or will they distance themselves from the Lebanese resistance group? In the aftermath of the US-UK aggression against Iraq anything is possible...
Washington continues to insist that it has no plans for Iraq, its only interest in the continued presence of US forces being to help the Iraqi people form a legitimate government...
By Naguib Mahfouz