Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 August 2010
Issue No. 1010
Opinion
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Playing in downtime
While it may appear to be embracing change, the Muslim Brotherhood is jockeying on the political scene with no clear strategy except joining nobody, writes Khalil El-Anani
Truth of a scandalous war
Obama faces a stark choice in Afghanistan: leave now with some dignity or await the humiliation that befell the Russians, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed
Middle East watershed
In the post-US war era in the region, despotic Arab regimes will be ripe to fall, writes Ayman El-Amir
Change in Egypt
With positive and negative consequences, change is both inevitable and is the shifting tide all policymakers must address, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Waiting for a verdict
With elements from Hizbullah expected to be implicated in Al-Hariri's assassination, the organisation's support among ordinary Lebanese remains as strong as ever, writes Ramzy Baroud
Dangerous illusions
As threats of a new Israel-Lebanon war appear to loom, no one seems to have learned anything from the region's history, writes James Zogby

Editorial:
The cypress tree

Close up:
Wrong answer
By Salama A Salama

Soapbox:
The new strain of violence
By AUTHOR


This week:
Mohamed Afifi Mattar

Cartoon by Gomaa

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