Tale of two visits
The Palestinian prime minister's visit to Washington marks a significant shift in the US position, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Keeping whose peace?
The US wants an international force not to protect the Iraqis, but to defend the occupying army against growing national resistance, writes Abdalla El-Ashaal
Shikaki's surprise findings
The outcry following a new poll conducted among Palestinian refugees leads Mohamed Sid-Ahmed to call for more openness
To corrupt the committed
State attempts to control culture cannot help but result in stagnation, writes Mohamed Rabie
Divide and rule?
Iraq has a Governing Council, but where is it taking the country? Azmi Bishara warns that sectarianism can create a divisive momentum
Speaking truth to power
Will the long history of the Jewish people end in the displacement and ghettoisation of the Palestinian people? Marc H Ellis offers a Jewish perspective
On the edge of a knife
Americans are torn between a sense of betrayal and a sense of obligation, writes Todd May
Republic in review
The Egyptian republic was born 50 years ago last June. Roger Owen saw it unfold
Time to move on
What is the Arab Mutual Defence Pact? As Abdel-Moneim Said points out, even some of its most vigorous proponents know little about it
Walls to peace
There is growing concern in the Arab world over Israel's continuing refusal to make any conciliatory measures towards the Palestinians...
The security wall Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is so desperate to complete represents one of the most insidious measures undertaken by Israel...
By Salama A Salama
Updating the Arab order
Reform of the Arab League will be the key issue for Arab leaders at the summit scheduled to take place in Tunis during the first week of March 2003...
Pulling the carpet
The optimism generated by the cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians has in the last few weeks been so undermined that little can remain of the positive spirit it had engendered...
By Naguib Mahfouz