Al-Ahram Weekly Online   29 March - 4 April 2012
Issue No. 1091
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Not yet divorce
Dina Ezzat tramps through the political quagmire
Empty seats
Expectations for the Baghdad Arab Summit, like the event itself, are overblown, writes Salah Nasrawi
Tit for tat
The Muslim Brotherhood and ruling military are caught up in a game of brinksmanship, reports Amani Maged
The Brotherhood's engineer
Amira Howeidy on why Khairat El-Shater is the most important figure in the Muslim Brotherhood for more than five decades
Dubious addition
The 100-member constituent assembly tasked with writing a new constitution became the focus of controversy even before it met, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Out in the cold?
Liberals and leftists vow to continue their protests at the Islamist monopoly over drafting a new constitution, reports Khaled Dawoud
All aboard
Public bus drivers ended their protest after officials met their demands, reports Reem Leila
Going elsewhere
Israel's decision to clear out its embassy raised new questions on the future relationship between Cairo and Tel Aviv, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Settling scores
The Port Said Stadium disaster continues to reverberate across the political scene, reports Ahmed Morsy
Military warning
Three months before the scheduled handover of power, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces sounded warning bells on the economy
A stage play in Mogadishu
Asmaa El-Husseini sees light at the end of Somalia's tunnel
Helping Yemen to stand again
Without fixing the economic problems, the longstanding political crisis will not be solved in Yemen, warns Nasser Arrabyee
Journalists under threat
With foreign journalists banned from the country or running the risk of attack, Syria has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Back from the abyss?
The government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may find it difficult to resist pressure for intervention in Syria, despite some powerful misgivings, writes Sayed Abdel-Maguid in Ankara
Still no end in sight
The race is on between the supporters of peaceful struggle and the advocates of armed confrontation in Syria, says Bassel Oudat
Bias breeds disillusionment
US pro-Israel bias, evidenced again in Geneva, has even the top levels of the Palestinian leadership thinking about ditching the two-state solution, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Another face of the Nahda?
Lasaad Bin Ahmed reviews the rise of the Salafis in Tunisia
Not qualified
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague's recent statements on Iran show that he is unqualified to run British diplomacy, says Stuart Littlewood in London<
Federalism in Libya: legitimacy and political manoeuvre
The growing strength of the Federal Bloc in Libya is a challenge the Transitional National Council cannot ignore or easily assuage, writes Ziad Akl
God's Bits of Wood
Gamal Nkrumah is confident that Sall's poll victory in Senegal points to neighbouring Mali's junta's pressing need for an early exit from power
Flyover of sound
Ati Metwaly celebrates a unique initiative
Seaside reading
The Alexandria Book Fair (23 March-7 April) opened early this week at Somouha Sporting Club, Nevine El-Aref reports
For the love of sculpture
Inspired by the 25 January Revolution, Houreya El-Sayed's sculptures celebrate the values of freedom and love for the homeland, writes Reham El-Adawi
Not only in fairy tales?
Riham Adel outlines helpful strategies for building and deepening relationships
'Not fair'
Inas Mazhar lists Ahli's grievances in the wake of penalties imposed on the club following the Port Said soccer disaster
Narrow margins
Zamalek barely won while Ahli drew in the Orange CAF Champions League first leg matches of round 32, reports Abeer Anwar

ON MANY OCCASIONS since March, the organised football supporters known as the Ultras (who had suffered at the hands of the riot police before the revolution) have been the torch-bearers of the revolution.


AIPAC invades Washington
By James Petras and Robin Eastman Abaya


Chasing ghosts
By Nehad Selaiha
Child Spring
By Hani Mustafa


The high price of revolution
The highest price of revolution is confronting the real state of society, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Constitutional showdown
The Muslim Brotherhood should back down from its efforts to control the totality of the Egyptian polity, including writing the constitution according to its whims, writes Ayman El-Amir
Past controversies, future challenges
How should the Muslim Brotherhood make best use of its present popularity and electoral victory, asks Mohamed Moustafa Orfy
The Arab peace initiative 10 years on
It is Israel that must take steps towards embracing peace, because the Arabs already have, writes James Zogby
Salama A Salama:
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