Smoothing the way
By brokering a deal to end Palestinian-Palestinian strife Egyptian diplomacy is placing the ball squarely in Israel's court, writes Ibrahim Nafie
More takes on Baghdad
Trauma response syndrome, or Zionist plot? Abdel-Moneim Said continues his exploration of the myriad explanatory frameworks being deployed to illuminate the war on Iraq
Education... a new world pole
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed was invited last Thursday to deliver the commencement address for master's degree candidates at the American University in Cairo. The text of the address is reproduced below
Clear and present danger
Is American foreign policy a threat to its very security? Muqtedar Khan answers in the affirmative
Are we selling the resistance down the river? Abdallah El-Ashaal reflects on the rhetoric of recent "peacemaking"
Intellectuals and the modern state
We have mismanaged our conflict with Israel, partly because we kept our best minds away from public life, says Mustafa El-Feki
Roadmap without rights
Empty spaces abound in the US-sponsored roadmap. Jamil Dakwar finds human rights conspicuous only by their absence
In search of goodwill
Amid the flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at propelling the momentum for peace in the Middle East forward pressure is mounting on the Israelis to take the process more seriously...
The press and freedom
The relationship between the press and power in the Arab world remains ambiguous...
By Salama A Salama
Education should allow for an exploration of children's skills, the development of their talents, and encourage them to indulge in critical thinking...
Sense of responsibility
I was greatly saddened by the outbreak of violence in the occupied territories following recent peace initiatives...
By Naguib Mahfouz