Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion

2021 Yearender: New rules of engagement

Abdel-Moneim Said

Developments in 2021 affected the security and well-being of all the countries in the world as part of processes that are set to continue into 2022.

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2021 Yearender: New rules of engagement

The vicious circle in the Middle East

Mostafa Ahmady

The decades-long conflict in the Middle East and the blood spilt on the “alter of peace” in the region have ...

The Gulf glitch

Abdel-Moneim Said

There is no denying that US relations with the Gulf countries and other Arab states it considers “strategic partners” ...

Point-blank: Sinai, Morsi, and the MB

Mohamed Salmawy

He told me that he had requested the meeting with Morsi and to dissuade him from pursuing a settlement project that would ...

A shared project for Egypt and Sudan

Ahmed Al-Gamal

Awonderful page in the shared history of Egypt and Sudan that occurred exactly 100 years ago has not received its due ...

Five priorities on climate change

Mahmoud Mohieldin

In 2008, I had a chat with the internationally famous Egyptian-American economist Mohamed Al-Erian on one of his visits ...

This is what the occupation looks like

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

As if Israel’s deliberate, brutal murder of the Palestinian journalist and AlJazeera Arabic correspondent Shireen ...

New realities on the Korean Peninsula

Hussein Haridy

On 9 March, South Korea elected conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol to become its new president, succeeding former president ...

Point-blank: Incurable double standards

Mohamed Salmawy

Western double standards are especially glaring when we compare Western attitudes towards Ukraine and the Palestinian ...


74 years of Palestinian Nakba

Abdel-Moneim Said

Towards a sustainable blue economy

Aisha Ghoneimy

The “blue economy” has been widely advocated as a strategy for safeguarding the world’s oceans and ...

A world adrift on Ukraine

Hussein Haridy

Apopular anchorwoman on the Russia I TV channel spoke the other day about the distances the latest and most lethal Intercontinental ...

Defeating terrorism and developing Sinai

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

The people of Sinai were the first to condemn it, noting it is the first in a long time and acknowledging that life had ...

India’s choices and dilemmas

Tarek Osman

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was in Europe last week. Rarely do key European capitals extend the level ...

The story of the Mauritanian

Azza Radwan Sedky

In 2021, the life story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay Prison for 14 years, warranted being ...

Editorial: Time for a national dialogue

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

The “new republic” is the motto of the national project that Al-Sisi has been working on since he took office ...

April is Arab American heritage month

James Zogby

April is Arab American heritage month. It may not be a big deal to some, but for those of my generation this recognition ...