Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 February 2010
Issue No. 984
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Reconciling the irreconcilable
In London, Afghanistan President Karzai charted his road to peace with the Taliban, but it is not clear whether the US will follow it, writes Graham Usher in New York
Figleaf summit
The plan voiced at the London Afghanistan conference to pay off the Taliban is belied by the plan at the Brussels NATO conference two days earlier to bomb them into submission, notes Eric Walberg
Bingo Bingu
Good-bye Gaddafi, welcome Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria. Gamal Nkrumah assesses the crises besetting the AU
Changing teams
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's visit to Ankara last month shows that Turkey and Russia are rapidly developing close economic and political ties, notes Eric Walberg
Bailout Ben
The man who saved Wall Street has the full confidence of Obama, says Anayat Durrani

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