Al-Ahram Weekly Online   2 - 8 July 2009
Issue No. 954
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Post-election Iran
However difficult it is to read the signs coming out of Iran conclusions can be drawn. The most obvious, writes Abdel-Moneim Said , is that the Iranian regime cannot resist change indefinitely
The game of nations
Without citizenship and a developed national consciousness, what has happened to Iran would explode Arab societies if the West chose to bring such intense meddling there, writes Azmi Bishara
Between principle and necessity
As Hamas opens up to talk of peace it must honour the suffering of the Palestinian people and not buckle before colonial pressure, writes Ramzy Baroud
Looking in the wrong places
Arab analysis of the crisis in Iran reveals more about latent defeated mentalities than the crisis itself, writes Hamid Dabashi
Doubts and concerns
The careful thoughtfulness that epitomised Obama before he entered the White House is standing up, so far, to the tests he faces once in the Oval Office, writes James Zogby
Who wins if Iran loses?
Having failed to punish it militarily, Iran's enemies are using other ways to bring it down. At stake is not just the future of the Islamic republic, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed
Seize the day
Obama has opened the door, if but a little, to Islamist movements in the Arab world. The question now is if they have the foresight to walk through it, write Amr Hamzawy and Jeffrey Christiansen
The elephant changes direction
Hindutva is taking a new path after the BJP's defeat, says Usama Khalidi
Petty squabbles
The elections for UNESCO's secretary-general look set to provide an exemplary lesson in why the Arabs always mess up when it comes to fielding candidates for international posts, writes Hassan Nafaa

Israeli manoeuvres

Close up:
By Salama A Salama

Combating human trafficking
By Nihal Fahmi

Dialogues of Naguib Mahfouz:
By Naguib Mahfouz

This week:
Michael Jackson

Cartoon by Gomaa

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