The Israeli right stands guilty of more than hypocrisy when they accuse others of being anti-Semitic, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Peace among masters
Security must mean more than safeguarding order for just 20 per cent of the world's population, writes Ismail Sabri Abdallah
Political theory 101
Bush and his speech writers turn to grand language, grand claims and grand lies in the latest US stage-setting barrage against the Middle East. Azmi Bishara is unimpressed
Democracy has always been a distant dream -- a breeze about to blow from the West but which never comes. The dream is now over, writes Gamil Mattar
Knowledge is power
The global train of change is headed in the direction of new thinking. Unless economies jump on board, they'll be left behind, writes M Shafik Gabr
Speed is not everything
The technological advancement of modern armies may prove less than effective against guerrilla warfare tactics, writes Galal Nassar
A very Arab obsession
Paranoia and wild imaginings can be comforting when faced with overwhelming state power and pure brute force, writes Ghada Karmi
No way but out
Bush may argue that democracy secures peace, but occupation forestalls democracy, writes Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Lessons in imperial misadventure
The score sheet does not look good for Bush as he rolls up to the next presidential elections, writes M A Muqtedar Khan
Washington must relent
The twin truck bombs that killed 25 and injured hundreds at two synagogues in Istanbul on Sunday was a grim reminder that the United States-led war against international terrorism is far from over...
It's Israel, stupid!
The change was just as sudden as it was unexpected. Washington is revising its Iraq strategy only six months after it announced the end of military operations...
By Salama A Salama
Time was that everything oriental filtered into the Western imagination through the mist of Arabian Nights -- a mix of fairytale and exotic sensuality...
A literary work first emerges as an idea that is effectively unsourced -- you never really know where it's coming from...
By Naguib Mahfouz