Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 November 2007
Issue No. 869
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Egypt must turn
Egypt's departure from geo-strategic constants after Nasser has led directly to the region's current woes, writes Hassan Nafaa
Transparent rulings
The issuing of fatwas must be codified, argues Abdel-Wahab Elmessiri
A tale of three show-trials
The very public indictment, prosecution and trial of leading American Muslim organisations and persons reveal a larger agenda at work, writes Abdus Sattar Ghazali
Kurdish crisis foreseen
US ignorance may have led to a disastrous Iraqi quagmire, but officials now cannot claim there are no options, writes James Zogby
Wallowing in petrodollars
Charity begins at home which is why, writes Ayman El-Amir , the accumulated surpluses amassed by Gulf states on the back of rising oil prices should be invested locally
In focus Strategic choice
Is democracy a means or an end? We have to decide, writes Galal Nassar
Learning from the past
A war front that stretches from Lebanon to Pakistan and beyond is near to completion. Its protagonists -- the US and Israel -- would regret it, writes Shahid Alam

A rare consensus

Close up:
Media overhaul
By Salama A Salama

Between Annapolis and Damascus
By Emad Gad

Plea for democracy
By Naguib Mahfouz

This week:
Ernesto Che Guevara

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