The Arafat complex
Sharon's obsession with sidelining Arafat knows no bounds, writes, Ibrahim Nafie
The neo-con triumph
The US has a new approach to the Middle East. But the neo-conservatives, who devised it, are more pragmatic than far-sighted, writes Hassan Nafaa
Is the Iraqi war legitimate?
Can a crime be said to have been committed in the absence of any material evidence attesting to its commission? asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Spin doctors have turned around the Blair government. Their success in doing so is cause for alarm, writes Galal Amin
Take Mexico instead
For the US to re-visit 19th century traditions of colonialism it didn't need look as far afield as Iraq, argues Abdel-Moneim Said
Moment of truth
The Shi'ites of Iraq have a glorious future ahead of them, writes Salah Nasrawi -- but only if they can overcome their internal divisions
Coercion does not win peace. Muqtedar Khan identifies the wasteland at the heart of the roadmap
Gestures and reminders
The Indians are not playing ball, and for good reasons. India is standing up to the Americans and has said no to Washington...
Amid the accusations
The row which has erupted between Britain and the US over the evidence on which both states relied in waging war against Iraq is telling...
By Salama A Salama
After the truce
Five Palestinian factions have declared a three-month unilateral truce, after months of prodding by Egypt and the EU...
Art and the public
Among the points raised by the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter series is the critical stand adopted towards best sellers...
By Naguib Mahfouz