US double standards are the foremost impediment to the democratisation of the Middle East, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Lessons in moral dignity
For justice to be reunited with history, liberal and democratic forces in Palestine and the Arab world must be capable of reaching, and changing, the minds of Israelis, writes Azmi Bishara
When crises overlap
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed asks whether water shortage in the Middle East is likely to further aggravate the political crises in the region, or help do the opposite
Matrix reloaded -- yet again
Israel may one day create some sort of severely circumscribed state for the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza. The question is what kind of a nation will be left to enjoy its limited fruits. Jonathan Cook poses the question
Tanks and Caterpillars
As the government of the Jewish state forces the Palestinians in ghettos, history must be turning in its grave, writes Neve Gordon
While we were sleeping
Arab analysts should wake up and recognise the trends moving the centre of world history from the West to the East, writes Anwar Abdel-Malek
No justice, no peace
With human rights tribunals closing their doors to claims against the American government, what options remain for Afghans and Iraqis, asks Curtis Doebbler
The opening volley
James Zogby travels to Iowa and New Hampshire as the presidential primaries get underway
Digging its own grave
The entire region is reeling in the aftermath of the bombing of a residential compound for expatriate workers in Riyadh...
Al-Qa'eda, who benefits?
The murderous suicide bombings at the residential compound in Riyadh symbolise the utter failure of Al-Qa'eda and its extremist members...
By Salama A Salama
President Bush seems to be burning with desire to bring democracy, freedom, and human rights into this long-deprived region...
The increasingly persistent foreign demand that Arab countries should apply and uphold democracy must not blind us to the indisputable fact that democracy was always one of the essential precepts of the nationalist movement in Egypt...
By Naguib Mahfouz