Washington deaf to reason
Ibrahim Nafie appeals for a more rational approach to resolving the current dilemma in Iraq
Unfamiliar, not unlikely
It is the element of surprise that so traumatised America two years ago. But should it, asks Abdel-Moneim Said
Heikal at eighty
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed comments on an almost four decade relationship with Mohamed Hassanein Heikal
No obvious destination
A decade ago, and with the signing of the Oslo Accords, Palestinian nationalist ideology turned a corner, writes Salim Tamari . But to where?
The Palestinians' right of return is inalienable and unnegotiable, writes Mustafa El-Feki
Two years on
The tremors from the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center continue to destabilise the world. Mohsen Zahran takes stock
Sharon draped in a UN flag
Hassan Nafaa detects a qualitative shift in Washington's thinking on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
A less gullible public
Two years after the devastating attacks against symbols of American might on 11 September 2001 the Bush administration is exhibiting precisely those strategies in dealing with the Arab world that resulted in the emergence of figures such as Bin Laden...
The US and the media
After 9/11 Washington became aware of the chasm dividing the US and Arab world...
By Salama A Salama
The Israeli government marked the 10th anniversary of the Oslo agreement in dramatic fashion, by deciding to threaten Yasser Arafat...
My mother played a huge role in my life. In my youth it was mother who ran the household: she was, if you like, the chief executive officer and not an employee...
By Naguib Mahfouz