Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 October 2007
Issue No. 865
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Who failed the test?
Columbia University shamed itself when its president clumsily attempted to vilify Ahmadinejad, writes Hassan Nafaa
The freedom tug-of-war
Journalists are again vying with the government as promises not to imprison for alleged publication offences have evaporated, writes Mohamed Nour Farahat
Countdown to November
Nothing worthwhile is yet on the table of the upcoming meeting on the Middle East, and time is running out, writes James Zogby
In Focus: Not a success story
Bush presented Al-Anbar as a US victory in Iraq and a vindication of his troop surge. And then it all fell apart, writes Galal Nassar
Promises to keep
So long as it remains hostage to the agenda of the world's most powerful states, the UN cannot live up to its foundational mandate, writes Ayman El-Amir
Divergent voices
Fatwas sought to ensure unity, but it appears, in this age of instant media and communications, that they are now sowing discord, writes Seif Abdel-Fattah
Sarkozy's separation wall
The French president wants to put a buffer between Europe and the Islamic world by patronising an arc of preferred Middle Eastern states, writes Emad Fawzi Shueibi

Madrid to Annapolis

Close up:
Logic of extremes
By Salama A Salama

Shred of democracy

Dialogues of Naguib Mahfouz:
A taste of Ramadan
By Naguib Mahfouz

This week:
Dominique Strauss Kahn

Cartoon by Gomaa

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