Al-Ahram Weekly Online   12 - 18 March 2009
Issue No. 938
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Messengers from Washington
While Turkey and Iran are at the heart of any prospects for forward movement on the Middle East, Israel is the new US president's primary challenge, writes Ayman El-Amir
Egyptian-Saudi messages
Wise and judicious leadership is the cornerstone of the Arab order led by Cairo and Riyadh, but it needs to be strengthened by an effective support network, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Rethinking Egypt-US relations
Obama should listen and Egypt must act to enhance bilateral US-Egypt relations, writes El-Sayed Amin Shalabi
That list of dormant threats
Prudence is essential to the high politics of state, but so too, once in a while, is proactive action against perils ahead, writes Amin Howeidi
A tale of two expectations
Optimists and pessimists alike on the future of the Middle East alongside Obama have little to go on yet, writes Amr Hamzawy

The wrong side of racism

Close up:
What policy?
By Salama A Salama

Help needed, not charity

This week:
Omar Hassan Al-Bashir

Cartoon by Gomaa

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