Al-Ahram Weekly Online   6 - 12 December 2007
Issue No. 874
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Headwinds and tailwinds
The result of the Venezuelan referendum proves beyond doubt that the country is a vibrant democracy under Chavez, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Saving the nation
President Musharraf's latest moves were taken in the name of "political reconciliation" -- they have brought political polarisation, writes Graham Usher in Islamabad
Return of the repressed
Recent elections were either a triumph of the will or a confirmation that Russia has found itself, writes Eric Walberg
Adaptation not emission cuts
After long years of controversy, the balance of evidence points to technological adaptation as the best strategy for addressing climate change, writes Kendra Okonski
Only one day away
From the southern tip of the world comes a call for renewed international action in pursuit of peace and development. Dina Ezzat catches the echo
Arab Malcolm X on trial
French riots add fuel to an increasingly xenophobic Belgium, argues Sukant Chandan
'Scum' or victims?
Last month's riots in the Paris suburbs have drawn renewed attention to the failings of the French social model, writes David Tresilian in Paris

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