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

Don't forget Sudan
The secession of southern Sudan could pose a serious threat to Egypt's national security, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Perpetuating violence
The premise of fighting terror with violence is nonsensical, counter-productive, and based on cynical private profit, writes Curtis Doebbler
In Focus: When Israel joins NATO
If Israel succeeds in joining NATO, its regional belligerency would be backed by the collective strength of the entire alliance. Before that happens, will the Arabs react, asks Galal Nassar
Obama's disappointment
The reality of Washington is now being reflected in the face of Barack Obama -- a city where politics is not the art of the possible, but business as usual, writes Hassan Nafaa
Putting peace front and centre
To get Middle East peace back on the agenda, the Arabs need to seize the initiative, writes James Zogby
The colonial prism
Blair's arrogant intransigence on Iraq is reminiscent of the colonial and imperial era that many thought was history, writes Ayman El-Amir
Beware the coming war
Tel Aviv's recent rhetoric is further proof that Israel cannot exist outside the cycle of perpetual war, writes Ramzy Baroud

Israel's superpower credentials

Close up:
Freedom matters
By Salama A Salama

What will the US do?
By Gamal Salama

This week:
Ahmed Hassan

Cartoon by Gomaa

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