Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 May 2012
Issue No. 1096
Opinion
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Revolution and reform
While reformists under ousted Arab regimes failed, so too did Arab Spring revolutionaries, outmanoeuvred by groups with only a tenuous grasp on today's world, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
A president, but not for all
When religious groups field candidates for the presidency they cannot pretend that their aim is to furnish Egypt with a head of state that represents all Egyptians, writes Azmi Ashour
A battered Romney wins
While Mitt Romney fails to move the conservative base in America, polls suggest that an Obama-Romney contest would be as close as any in recent memory, writes James Zogby
Israel plots an endgame
The ongoing illegal settlements bonanza shows that Israel has reverted to its ambitious plans of 1967 to completely colonise all of Palestine, says Ramzy Baroud
Methodist churches must unite
American Methodists must be fearless about divestment, advises Stuart Littlewood
The Ghost of Osama bin Laden
Ralph Nader imagines a conversation between the Ghost of Osama bin Laden and President Barack Obama
The West's greatest fear
Western attempts to destroy Syria have not been going to plan, revealing that what the West fears most is a peaceful resolution to the crisis, writes Dan Glazebrook

Editorial:
Rift with Riyadh

Close up:
Losing faith
By Salama A Salama

Soapbox:
Misdirected moves
By Essam Abdel-Moneim

Cartoon by Gomaa

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