Al-Ahram Weekly

Centenary of the Egyptian constitution

Mostafa El Feki

A country’s constitution is the mother of all laws, and Egypt has a long and venerable history in engaging with ...

Pivoting forward

Abdel-Moneim Said

Last week, on 18 January, six Arab countries gathered in Abu Dhabi for the Arab Stability and Prosperity Summit. It brought ...

North Pole war

Mohamed Salmawy

Since the beginning of 2023, political analysts everywhere have been trying to answer the question of whether or ...

The challenging road ahead

Magda Shahin

Egypt’s recent deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not the panacea that many of us hoped for. After ...

Modern Egypt — (XV) The lady press baron

Tarek Osman

Rose Al-Youssef was arguably the most successful actress in Egypt in the first half of the 20th century. However, her ...

Living in a fragmented world

Azza Radwan Sedky

This year’s World Economic Forum took place in Davos in Switzerland in the middle of January amid multiple ongoing ...

Celebrating a landmark treaty

Hussein Haridy

It seems a bit ironic that while a war is raging in Europe, two European countries, enemies in the past but now the engine ...

Point-blank: Farewell to an Arab cultural centre

Mohamed Salmawy

Founded in 1978 by Andre and Salwa Gaspard and the late Mai Ghassoub, three friends who had moved to London from war-torn ...

Important steps on human rights

Eman Ragab

Egypt entered 2023 by taking three important steps to revise its human rights policies. It set into motion the National ...

Modern Egypt — (XIV) A forgotten revolutionary

Tarek Osman

Georges Henein was a poet who effectively founded what was Egypt’s most interesting artistic group in the first ...

Hollywood awards mediocrity

Lubna Abdel-Aziz

Many a time have we been reproached for not covering movies like we used to. Guilty as charged. However, we are ready ...

Arabic reform codes

Abdel-Moneim Said

The evolution of human societies is based, in general, on the creation of agreed-on codes that determine how they progress ...

The end of cheque-book diplomacy?

Hussein Haridy

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida paid an official visit to the US this month, his first since becoming head of the ...

Egypt and India

Mohamed Hegazy

On 26 January, India will be celebrating Republic Day, the anniversary of the promulgation of the Indian Constitution ...

Cultural diplomacy: Between politics and entertainment

Gihane Zaki

Let us first agree that the experience of being entertained has always been magical, overwhelming, and sensational. This ...

Culture

Books no matter what

The Cairo International Book Fair kicks off in spite of back-breaking challenges, Soha Hesham reports

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Much ado about climate

On our annual pilgrimage to Hollywood Award Season, we were tempted to sidetrack. A left turn took us to the exclusive ...

Cosmopolitan nostalgia

One of the latest releases on Shahid is the controversial TV series Room 207, based on the late Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s ...

Waiting for Superman

At such a crisis as this in our lives, we demand a firm ground to stand on, but we demand from whom? Do we govern the ...

Headed for Egypt

There is a hurry and a flurry — a hustle and a bustle — a mysterious force driving people around the world to ...

Whatever happened to global warming?

For the past few decades it was the talk of the town — the principal talk of every town around the globe. Now ...