Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 April 2010
Issue No. 992
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The $64,000 question
Is Iyad Allawi a secular politician who will salvage Iraq from its sectarian quagmire or the front man in a US-designed show to make the world believe Iraq can change, asks Salah Hemeid
Iraq's predicament
Post-election Iraq is at yet another crossroads. The paths it might take could not be more different, writes Ayman El-Amir
Wolves at the door
Polls and panic, muddle and political maladjustment lie ahead of next week's Sudanese elections. Sudan is struggling to get a grip, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Regime change
Barack Obama doesn't want to impose a peace deal. He wants to create an Israeli government that can negotiate one, writes Graham Usher in New York
Cabbing for Israel
There appears no end to the moral depravity of Western politicians when it comes to cheerleading for the racist-colonial entity of Israel, writes Stuart Littlewood in London
New bottles, old wine?
Syria's president appears to be setting a new course for relations with Lebanon. But is it so, and would it work, asks Omayma Abdel-Latif in Beirut
Another forlorn summit
With Israel continuing settlement expansion and Arabs clinging to a path proven fruitless, something has got to give, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Total war next
Depending on how Netanyahu responds to a Palestinian resistance operation that killed two Israeli soldiers, Gaza could soon see a return to all-out war, writes Saleh Al-Naami

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