Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 January 2012
Issue No. 1079
Opinion
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Egypt cannot be a theocracy
Despite winning the elections, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt must find balance in the relation between religion and the state, writes Ayman El-Amir
The revolution is not over yet
Regardless of the brutality of the army, or the opportunism of Islamists, Egypt's revolutionaries will keep fighting for dignity and freedom, writes Azmi Ashour
Enter Putin, yet again
Despite growing protests, Putin may well return as Russia's president. But what kind of president will he be, asks El-Sayed Amin Shalabi
Commemorating Naguib Mahfouz
Mahfouz captured the intricate contradictions of Egypt, and even the wider Arab world. But would he have understood the Arab Spring, asks Abdel-Moneim Said
Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood
The recent meeting in Cairo of the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood and Ismail Haniyeh is highly significant, marking the expansion of Hamas's regional clout, writes Ramzy Baroud

Close up:
Question-mark year
By Salama A Salama

Soapbox:
Democracy is a learning process
By Ayman Abdel-Wahab


This week:
Pope Shenouda III

Cartoon by Gomaa

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