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

After the convention
In glorious style, Obama has kicked off the official Democratic campaign, though the road to the White House will be long and hard, writes James Zogby
The greater rift
The conflict between Fatah and Hamas disguises a more dangerous divide that threatens the very existence of the PLO, argues Nicola Nasser
The mess left behind
The next occupant of the White House faces a chaotic, unstable world order, thanks to eight disastrous years under Bush, writes Ramzy Baroud
Steering to the rocks
Self-aggrandising elites in the Arab world have broken the back of the nation-state to the peril of all, writes Azmi Ashour
In Focus: Russia and the Caucasus
Galal Nassar traces a seismic shift in international relations
Is the Georgian crisis a good thing?
The bipolar world of the Cold War has not returned, but that a multipolar world approaches is undeniable, writes Hassan Nafaa
Diplomacy's promise
Peace is not achieved by force, but rather via rapprochement between conflicting parties resulting from earnest talks, writes El-Sayed Amin Shalabi

Trusted to deliver

The culture of Ramadan
By Azza Heikal

This week:
Barack Obama & Joe Biden

Cartoon by Gomaa

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