Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion

2023 Yearender: A year on the brink

Ezzat Ibrahim

Not since the end of World War II has the world witnessed the kind of atrocities and massacres that occurred in the last three months of 2023.

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2023 Yearender: A year on the brink

Editorial: Ras Al-Hikma to the rescue

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

The terms of the deal, which was no more than a rumour two weeks ago, turn out to be better than what was originally ...

What if Biden wins?

Ahmed Mustafa

An overwhelming amount of focus from commentators and analysts alike has been on answering a hypothetical question: what ...

The myth of Israeli power

Nabil Abdel Fattah

The expansion and strengthening of the Israeli state’s military, scientific, technological, and economic power, ...

The morning after in Gaza

Hussein Haridy

While talks are ongoing between Egypt, Qatar, the US, and Israel to reach a deal on the Israeli hostages held by the ...

The strange resurrection of the two-state solution

Abdel-Moneim Said

I am borrowing the title of this article from a piece by Martin Indyk that appeared in the latest edition of Foreign ...

Point-blank: Israeli deception

Mohamed Salmawy

I responded that she had fallen into the trap of believing that Israel’s aim in this war is to eliminate Hamas. ...

Ignoring the winds of change in Ukraine

Hussein Haridy

Participants at the 59th Munich Security Conference in February last year spoke about an expected major Ukrainian counteroffensive ...

Editorial: Tangible action necessary

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Indeed the situation has gone beyond all imaginable levels, surpassing every war the region has witnessed in decades. ...

Wartime reform

Abdel-Moneim Said

The concept of “reform” falls somewhere between conservatism, which is often condemned as reactionary and ...

Anxieties of the middle class

Mahmoud Mohieldin

Moving into the middle class is the dream of many poor people who long to escape the grip of destitution and humiliation ...

Point-blank: A voice in the wilderness

Mohamed Salmawy

My attention was recently caught by an opinion piece in the Haaretz that described the Palestinian people as the greatest ...

A century after the Ottomans — (III) Lebanon

Tarek Osman

The Maronite Church was the primary force behind the creation of modern Lebanon, and the church’s grandees were ...

Youth members of the Asian elite

Alook at the demographic map of the Asian continent indicates that it makes up 60 per cent of the world’s population, ...

When will the West uphold human rights?

Azza Radwan Sedky

The Israeli war on Gaza has now entered its fifth month, and the world has finally grasped the true intentions behind ...

Foreign investment and economic development

Gamal Wagdy

The potential sale or long-term lease of Ras Al-Hekma to UAE investors for $22 billion has sparked debate in Egypt. Although ...

The political wing of Hamas

Amr Al-Chobaki

Hamas has a military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, which planned and carried out the 7 October operation in Israel. It ...