Al-Ahram Weekly Online   20 - 26 March 2008
Issue No. 889
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Cheney's trap
A major conflict in the region appears immanent. Will the Arab regimes fall for the same ruse as they did in the past, asks Hassan Nafaa
Democracy in decline
The frenzy that has accompanied elections around the world has had little impact on advancing democracy, writes Ayman El-Amir
Can humanity still be saved?
We need a compact with nature if we are to face the future and survive, writes Koïchiro Matsuura
The truth behind Lockerbie
With the only Lockerbie conviction now going to appeal, Libya's alleged role in international terrorism is again open to refutation, writes Issaka Souaré
Israel's historic option
In the first of three instalments, Azmi Bishara outlines the gradual reduction of an Arab Palestinian cause into the cause of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza

Rank insolence

Close up:
Polling pretence
By Salama A Salama

Biting shame
By Saad Hagras

Dialogues of Naguib Mahfouz:
Letter to the diva
By Mohamed Salmawy

This week:
Dick Cheney

Cartoon by Gomaa

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