Al-Ahram Weekly Online   13 - 19 October 2005
Issue No. 764
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Beyond rhetoric
Democratisation is a serious business, and one in which we must all become involved, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Return to unity
The Palestinian Intifada brought to light the flaws of the Oslo years as well as the machinations of the State of Israel. A revived Palestine Liberation Organisation is the way to address both, writes Nayef Hawatmeh
'Exit strategy'
Washington must decide now when and how its troops can withdraw from Iraq, writes Immanuel Wallerstein
Mission impossible?
Gamil Matar examines the minefields Amr Moussa will have to negotiate in Iraq
Terror and historical determinism
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed discusses terror and the challenge of death
The politics of self-interest
The neo-conservatives may be tied to ideological consistency but it has never been the true driving force of US policy. That, writes Azmi Bishara, is all about money, and nothing will get in its way
Where angels fear
Arab states might believe that by encouraging Sunnis to endorse the permanent constitution they are working for Iraqi unity, but the opposite would result, writes Abdullah Al-Ashaal
Freedom and growth
Though democracy is not a condition of wealth creation, it is the only thing that sustains it, writes Sharif Elmusa
From the president to parliament
The bigger test for Egyptian democracy lies in the People's Assembly elections in November. It is unlikely that the ruling party will cede power easily, writes Khalil El-Anani

Change policy, not presentation

Close up
By Salama A Salama

Duty and disaster
By Awatef Abdel-Rahman

Street and parliament
By Naguib Mahfouz

This week:
Mohamed El-Baradei

Cartoon by Gomaa

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