Sharon's tactics are tried and tested, their outcome consequently well-known, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Preface to Orientalism
The terrible conflicts that herd people under falsely unifying rubrics like "America", "The West" or "Islam" must be opposed, writes Edward Said
Echoes from the past
US unilateralism is nothing new, says Azmi Bishara. What has changed is the way they are going about it
Upstream and simmering
In Africa, imperial ambitions remain strong, writes Ahmed Abdel-Halim
Berlusconi and Palestine
At the start of his tenure as EU President Berlusconi has pledged to expand Europe's role in the Middle East peace process. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed comments
A matter of right
The fundamental issue at the heart of the Palestinians' right of return is one of recognition, say Yehudith Harel and Amr El-Zant
Eyes wide shut
The Israeli army controls the consciousness of the Israeli public by keeping it ignorant of the realities of occupation, argues Ran HaCohen
Willing and able
Towards reforming the Arab League, Mustafa El-Feki argues for looking to matters of process
Fair winds and turbulent waters
John Sawers takes stock of his stint as Britain's special envoy to Iraq
Kingdom under attack
The alarming tendency in the Western media to denigrate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sets a dangerous precedent...
Death by plastic
Today's column is dedicated to those who are resisting the implementation of a structured system of garbage collection and then its disposal using modern techniques...
By Salama A Salama
The spiritual landscape in this country is lopsided. In one corner stands Amr Khaled -- the hip preacher with his hybridised, moralising tales designed more to impress than educate...
Anwar El- Hawwari
Literature and humanity
Of all the factors contributing to the success of the literary endeavour -- subject matter, style or the human dimensions of the work in question -- the latter remains by far the most important...
By Naguib Mahfouz