Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 March - 5 April 2006
Issue No. 788
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Tug of war
Ibrahim Nafie examines the double bind of Arab aid to the Palestinians and the position of Hamas
A marriage made in hell
Washington's wedding of democratic evangelism to destructive military campaigns and quasi-racist wars has set democratisation back by decades, writes Gamil Mattar
In Focus: A deathly certainty
Galal Nassar marvels at the insouciance with which the US administration claims right is on its side
Unexpected gifts
Iran's regional influence has never been stronger. And all, writes Ibrahim Nawar , thanks to the United States
Pattern on the sand
What is at stake is not the clash of civilisations, contends Abdel-Wahab El-Messiri , but the very concept of humanity itself
Many cultures, one humanity
In a rapidly globalising world the challenge is to accept differences while admitting a shared destiny, writes Zygmunt Bauman
No fig leaf
We always talk of corruption; rarely do we ask how it came about, writes Amin Howeidy

Cartoon by Gomaa

Just say no

Close up:
International intervention and the Arabs
By Salama A Salama

Bulls and bears

Dialogues of Naguib Mahfouz:
Life after Nobel
By Naguib Mahfouz

This week:
Amr Moussa

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