And on the eighth day
Ibrahim Nafie examines the implications of the so-called Swiss Agreement
A glimmer of nothing
The Geneva Declaration, borne of petty struggles internal to Israeli politics, lowers Palestinian expectations without offering much in return, writes Azmi Bishara
Can you trust a liar?
Iran agrees to US demands over nuclear inspections, but this leap of faith may fall on stony ground in Washington, writes Curtis Doebbler
Wagging which way
Between Bush and Sharon, David Hirst asks which is the tail and which is the dog
Bridges over troubled waters
Gamal El-Shaer reflects on the highs and lows of the US-Arab Economic Forum hosted in America's Motor City earlier this month
It's Palestine, stupid
Mohamed Hakki laments, and finds reasons for, the lack of American interest as Israeli violence in the occupied territories intensifies
Can politics and religion meet and make peace? Hassan Nafaa deliberates the prospects
The Geneva Accord
Can hope be pinned on a new round of secret Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
The task ahead
Edward Said is irreplaceable, but a meaningful sequel to his work is both possible and necessary, writes George Naggiar
How much worse does the situation have to become before the Arab world takes the steps necessary to effect a remedy?
Arab-Americans close ranks
When Joseph Lieberman, one of several Democrat candidates in the US presidential race, addressed a gathering of Arab Americans in the state of Michigan he faced strong opposition and several interruptions by the audience...
By Salama A Salama
Ballot box democracy
Democracy is a good thing, we all agree. And it requires certain measures to be credible and effective...
By Amin Iskandar
The future of the novel
The occasion of the second conference of Arab novelists is an appropriate time, perhaps, to revise our views of the form...
By Naguib Mahfouz