The Libyan leader is in a hole, but he will not be badgered like his Iraqi counterpart Saddam Hussein, speculates Gamal Nkrumah
On the offensive
The US and its European allies launched attacks on pro-Gaddafi Libyan forces and military installations this week, risking unpredictable consequences should things go wrong, writes David Tresilian in Paris
Libyan exodus continues
The plight of Egyptian citizens stranded in Libya worsened this week after Western countries launched air strikes against the country
Will they succeed this time?
Yet another reconciliation offer is in the air. Will the outcome be more failure or is there a chance for success, asks Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Short of major funding and free access to building materials, initial reconstruction efforts in Gaza will remain symbolic, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Recent initiatives by its government attest to Turkey's determination to bring a new realism to world politics, and events in the Arab world provide an opportunity to reshape regional relations, notes Eric Walberg in Istanbul
Where's the exit?
Islamists and tribesmen are happy with the army dissent, while young protesters fear their revolution might be stolen, says Nasser Arrabyee
Algeria and Morocco share identical problems that led Egyptians and Tunisians to overthrow their governments, says Murad Taib
Can deep-rooted sectarianism succeed in thwarting the region's democracy revolutions, asks Salah Hemeid
More damaging leaks
WikiLeaks diplomatic cables on the July 2006 war published this week have embarrassed US-backed Lebanese officials and further deepened divisions, Lucy Fielder reports
Towards a Syrian revolution?
Syrians have been taking to the streets to demand freedom and an end to corruption in what may be the beginning of moves towards revolution in the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus