US engagement in resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict requires actions as well as words, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Casualty of truth
Even Hollywood may not be able to save the legend of Private Lynch, writes Azmi Bishara
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed wonders whether the two Middle East summits represent a window of opportunity for a breakthrough towards peace
The arch of globalisation
What do you make of the US invasion of Iraq? In this instalment of his on-going series on Iraq, Abdel-Moneim Said reviews 10 reasons for the Anglo-Saxon war
Interim is forever
A new Middle East peace initiative is getting underway. But, unless we are careful we can repeat the mistakes of Oslo, warns Mustafa Barghouti
Misreading Syrian signals
Threats to Damascus are self-defeating, if their real objective is political reform, warns Anders Strindberg
Trimming the fat
The lumbering, bureaucratic structures of Arab diplomacy must be overhauled if the Arab world is to become a viable player on the internatinal stage, writes Abdallah El-Ashaal
Preachers of bigotry
"Kill them all, let Allah sort them out." Muqtedar Khan discusses the grim ramifications of the American Evangelicals' campaign of hatred against Muslims and Islam
Breeze or squeeze
Mohamed El-Sayed Said examines Washington's likely demands at Tuesday's Sharm El-Sheikh summit
How honest, the broker?
Who's Elliot Abrams? Laila Al-Marayati, who sat with him on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, provides some clues
The credibility of the Bush administration's Middle East policy hangs on the outcome of the two summits in which the US president has participated over the last two days, the first in Sharm El-Sheikh, the second in Aqaba...
The wrong moves
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) is a recent addition to Egypt's political life. Over the past few years the Chamber has emerged as an arm of the US administration, speaking on its behalf and expressing its policies...
By Salama A Salama
Rights not righted
A few days ago, the cabinet referred a draft law to the People's Assembly, proposing the creation of a national council on human rights...
It seems as each day passes that we are getting closer to the possibility of implementing the roadmap...
By Naguib Mahfouz