Al-Ahram Weekly Online   19 - 25 January 2012
Issue No. 1081
Region
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Israel crushing middle-class Palestinians
The slow economic collapse being witnessed across the occupied territories, while worsening now, is inevitable so long as Palestinians languish under occupation, writes Khaled Amayreh in Hebron
Reconciliation can wait
An explosive memo leaked to the press appears to show that Fatah is stringing Hamas along on reconciliation, writes Saleh Al-Naami
New tug-of-war looms
The Tribunal continues, but the shadow of Syrian events hangs over Lebanon, notes Lucy Fielder in Beirut
The Arabs' empty cup
When it comes to Syria the divisions on the Security Council mirror those among the Arabs, writes Graham Usher at the United Nations
Revolution, not reform
The Syrian regime has invited its opponents to join the government in a bid immediately rejected by the country's opposition, reports Bassel Oudat
Internationalising the crisis
Arab and international positions indicate that the Syrian crisis is on the way to becoming an international issue and one risking foreign military intervention, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Inching forward
Terrorists may delay early elections, warns Nasser Arrabyee
Ottomans and Persians in Iraq
A tug-of-war between Turkey and Iran over Iraq has been pitting neo-Ottomanism against neo-Persianism, writes Salah Nasrawi
Sudan: a lesson deferred?
The roots of the splitting up of Sudan go deep, says Ismail Kushkush

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