Al-Ahram Weekly Online   9 - 15 December 2010
Issue No. 1026
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

A loss for all
Though ruling party pundits may believe it has won a sweeping electoral victory, in upsetting the balance it struck with opposition parties, it may find itself on the run, writes Ammar Ali Hassan
Raw power wanes
While the opening decade of the century has been marked by state terror and colonial domination, the efficacy of raw power has peaked, writes Ayman El-Amir
In Focus: The essential role of the opposition
Without a culture of compromise and respecting differing opinions, it is hard for any polity to claim to be democratic, writes Galal Nassar
Shark hunting
Abdel-Moneim Said analyses the NDP's use of state-of-the-art election techniques
Who's afraid of Arundhati Roy?
Moving to prosecute India's most celebrated writer and activist is not just absurd but a disservice to a great democracy, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed
The EU and human rights in Egypt
Supporting reform, technically and financially, is the best way for Europe to support human rights in Egypt, writes Marc Franco
Building a straw man
Israel has jumped on WikiLeaks' diplomatic disclosures to point to the threat of Iran, but the reality is that Palestine remains the heart and soul of the Arab struggle, writes James Zogby

Farewell to secret diplomacy

Close up:
Party favours
By Salama A Salama

When the wrong culture wins
By Samir Morcos

This week:
Julian Assange

Cartoon by Gomaa

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