Striking a balance
Efficiency and justice -- neither should be promoted at the expense of the other, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Twice in a week
The NDP has been called to account twice by its leader within one week. The only way out, writes Hassan Nafaa, is more democracy
Movement from below
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed reviews the rise of the World Social Forum and discusses the idea of creating an Egyptian Social Forum
Different bottles, same wine
Despite talks of "unilateral disengagement", Sharon's overall goal remains the same, writes Nayef Hawatmeh
Secularism gets the shakes
French moves to ban the veil in schools is not an attack on Islam, but rather a crisis of secularism, writes Amr Elchoubaki
America squandered prestige, fortune and lives in Iraq, not through bad luck, but arrogance and ignorance, writes Mohamed Hakki
Our secular legacy
The uproar over headscarves in French schools has falsely pitted secularists against Islamists, writes Hala Mustafa
Beyond the wall
To achieve two states, ask for one, writes John V Whitbeck
Document Fluff not substance
A statement issued by the Arab Women's Solidarity Organisation, headed by Nawal El-Saadawi , says public discourse is impoverished and real issues whitewashed
The demographic bomb
At the annual Herzliya conference Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced plans to speed up the building of the separation wall, a move intended to assuage the fears of Israeli Zionists that they will soon be outnumbered by Palestinians...
Saddam's US collaborators
It was no coincidence that the US administration has backtracked on plans to try Saddam Hussein for war crimes before an Iraqi-international court...
By Salama A Salama
Once again the nation faces the trauma of exams...
By Nehal Imam
The fish and the Arabs
I was taken aback by a recent news item about Polish fishermen...
By Naguib Mahfouz