Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 November 2009
Issue No. 971
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Playing charades
The latest twist in Afghanistan's election saga only compounds the West's failure, writes Graham Usher in New York
The Fogh of war
Ageing NATO is having a facelift, while its Russian-sponsored equivalent is learning to walk. "Regional" defence organisations are very much in transition, notes Eric Walberg
Cuba blockade is genocide
At the UN's 18th annual meeting on the blockade against Cuba, the island nation was feted for its historic resistance against the United States, writes Faiza Rady

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