Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 September 2008
Issue No. 913
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Off the leash
Georgia slides towards pax-Americana as the Arab world watches the repercussions, writes Mustafa El-Labbad
Unperturbed Russia
Was an independent Ossetia inevitable after Kosovo or is it a US election ruse gone wrong, asks Eric Walberg
Nature knows
Republicans glumly gathered in the twin cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota for the GOP convention, even as Hurricane Gustav spelt doom, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Introducing Joerack Obiden
Barack Obama and Joe Biden are overwhelming favourites with the Democratic Party establishment. But, how popular are they with ordinary Americans, wonders Anayat Durrani in Los Angeles
Asif Ali Zardari: statesman or operator?
Pakistan's next president may prove as divisive as its last, writes Graham Usher in Islamabad

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