Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 April 2008
Issue No. 891
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The politics of bullets
The political fate of Iraq hangs in the balance as Shias face off in a take-no-prisoners showdown, says Ibrahim Nawwar
Turf wars or more?
Clashes in the south may appear serious, but for some it is simply a struggle over who controls the spoils of corruption in Iraq's oil industry, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti
It all comes down to Iraq
Almost every development of significance in the last five years finds its point of origin in the disastrous US decision to wage imperial war on Iraq, writes Gamil Mattar

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