Al-Ahram Weekly Online   6 - 12 March 2008
Issue No. 887
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

United and divided
Europe, with its history of conflict, has embraced unity while the Arab world, despite its cultural homogeneity, remains divided. Why, asks Hassan Nafaa
The highest stakes yet
The American public must demand thoughtful policy, not hollow rhetoric, from their leaders, writes James Zogby
Wishful US thinking
Afraid to acknowledge the consequences of disastrous US policy, American officials and the media cling to the idea that Islam is only attractive to the poor, writes Geneive Abdo
Deferring recognition of Kosovo
As the US jumps to recognise Kosovo, the Arabs should not follow, despite valid considerations that would say otherwise, writes Galal Nassar
Seeds of hatred
In pursuit of colonial interests, Israel and its backers have insulted and defamed Islam, but as a consequence turn millions against them, writes Ayman El-Amir
When Australia said sorry
Shahira Samy ponders the significance for the Arab-Israeli conflict of Australia's apology to its aboriginal community
Vision for a New Silk Roads
Processes of world transformation are deep at work in our time. Our task is to give these institutional definition, such as in the proposed New Silk Roads Forum, writes Anouar Abdel-Malek

The war to come

Close up:
Semantic quibbles
By Salama A Salama

In place of trophies
By Azza Heikal

Dialogues of Naguib Mahfouz:
A history of protest
By Mohamed Salmawy

This week:
Barack Obama

Cartoon by Gomaa

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