Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 February - 1 March 2006
Issue No. 783
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Diverting the collision course
International action is necessary to provide protection in law from malevolent ridicule of creed and religious doctrines, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Let Israel choose
Having gained an unquestionable mandate, Hamas should feel empowered to propose clear alternatives where previous leaders but followed Israeli whims, writes John V Whitbeck
America as paper tiger?
Talk of sanctions, as considerations of their efficacy show, are but prelude to military action on Iran and evidence of failure among US strategists, writes Mustafa El-Labbad
Information mirage
The repetition of the mantra of information has exceeded real achievements in development, writes Awatef Abdel-Rahman
The prize of regional integration
With oil prices soaring, Arab governments have real opportunity to invest in regional cooperative relations, bolstering the Arab world against uncertainties ahead, writes Gamil Mattar
In the shadow of a mad world
France in 2003 seems nothing like France in 2006. The path from then to now runs through Damascus, writes Hassan Nafaa
Securing the foundations
If the constitution needs amending, so be it. Full democracy is the prize being sought, writes Galal Nassar

A new crime

Close up:
Torture most vile
By Salama A Salama

A well-deserved victory
By Nader Fergany

Dialogues of Naguib Mahfouz:
Fighting the flu
By Naguib Mahfouz

This week:
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed

Cartoon by Gomaa

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