Al-Ahram Weekly Online   9 - 15 October 2008
Issue No. 917
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The homestretch
In an election that seems to change from week to week, the 2008 presidential and vice presidential debates have been anything but boring, says Anayat Durrani
Listening to Sarah
McCain's running mate reveals well the thinking that Republican strategists aim to insert into the American psyche, writes James Zogby
High time to move beyond clichés
The Palin-Biden debate left a lot to be desired, writes Ramzy Baroud
The bankers' 9/11
The US -- now world -- financial crisis has given nations a golden opportunity, but will they seize it, asks Eric Walberg
House of cards
As the American financial crisis lurches into territory unseen since the 1930s' Great Depression, the financial systems and economies of the South are more vulnerable than ever, writes Gamal Nkrumah
An American friend
Asif Zardari has presented himself as America's man in the "war on terror". It won't do him much good in Pakistan, writes Graham Usher in Islamabad

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