Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion

International protection for Palestinians

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Not only was the killing unjustified, it also reflected the mentality of Israeli occupation troops who don’t see ...

A proper approach to human rights

Nourhan Moussa

There is no doubt that the basic principles of human rights are universal and do not change with time, place, or political, ...

Cultural diplomacy: A must for state branding

Gihane Zaki

Avibrant and innovative academic field of research, cultural diplomacy has successfully established itself as a stand-alone ...

Modern Egypt — (X) An uncomfortable message

Tarek Osman

Frustrations often lead to introspection, which can lead to a painful but valuable realisation. Ahmed Lotfi Al-Sayed ...

An enduring alliance

Hussein Haridy

The title of this article is borrowed from remarks that US President Joe Biden delivered at the first state dinner of ...

Point-blank: On the verge of third Intifada

Mohamed Salmawy

With Benjamin Netanyahu back in power, tensions between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces have shot up to the ...

Four men against the storm

Abdel-Moneim Said

Three weeks remain to the end of the year. Around this time, writers are asked to give their predictions for the new ...

The EP’s politicised resolutions

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

The resolution was adopted even though Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative and Vice President, ...

What’s in a handshake?

Hussein Haridy

The photograph was unprecedented and took everyone by surprise. After eight years of outspoken and persistent animosity ...

1 per cent for 1.5 °C

Mahmoud Mohieldin

At the opening High-Level Session for Climate Action at the UN COP27 Climate Conference held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November, ...

Modern Egypt — (IX) The liberation of women

Tarek Osman

Of all the Islamic reformer Mohamed Abdou’s students, Qassem Amin was one of the most outspoken and impactful. He ...

Sharm to Doha

Abdel-Moneim Said

Iam going to speak of two scenes, one in Sharm El-Sheikh, the other in Doha. At first glance, they seem to have nothing ...

Point-blank: Boutros-Ghali and the US veto

Mohamed Salmawy

As much as has been written about the former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who would have turned 100 this ...

The Sino-American collision course

Hany Ghoraba

US-Chinese relations have witnessed growing tensions over the past few years, and while the US modus operandi in handling ...

Europe’s security future

Eman Ragab

In their meeting on 15 November, the EU foreign ministers discussed the EU’s defence and security role and the ...