Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion

The democracy-autocracy contest

Abdel-Moneim Said

The two-day Summit for Democracy that President Joe Biden is hosting on 9-10 December – set to launch a new global ...

Music and humanity’s survival

Mohamed Salmawy

Iam still writing about the recent, marvellous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra concert performed by the world-renowned conductor ...

The emerging new global order — III: Japan and India

Tarek Osman

Middle powers do not shape global orders. But under the right circumstances they can affect them. The unfolding strategic ...

Egypt and Europe’s energy security

Ioannis Kotoulas

Egypt is set to become a main energy provider not just in the Mediterranean, where it has signed important bilateral deals ...

Towards a greener Egypt

Azza Radwan Sedky

An episode of the television programme Al-Shahed on Channel Ten recently was entitled “The Environment and Earth’s ...

Syria and the Arab League

Algeria will host the regular Arab Summit meeting in March next year, with the most important item on the agenda being the ...

Economic rebound

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Things are starting to look up for the Egyptian economy. Late last week Minister of Planning Hala Al-Said told the cabinet ...

Re-dividing the world

Abdel-Moneim Said

Ibelong in the generation that saw the world divided into two camps: capitalist versus socialist, East versus West, NATO ...

The emerging new global order — II: China

Tarek Osman

Understanding China’s rise to become a mega-power in the world today necessitates looking at a map of the Pacific and ...

The Omicron variant

Mahmoud Mohieldin

Epidemic diseases are at the top of the list of disruptors that can throw people’s lives into havoc and force them ...

China in Afghanistan

Khaled Okasha

The Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan may be under the microscope in the coming years, after its parliament approved a ...

Schubert at the new capital

Mohamed Salmawy

At the heart of the New Administrative Capital, the wonderful Arts and Culture City buildings rise like a rare flower pond ...

Perilous transitions to democracy

Hussein Haridy

There is a general consensus that the uprisings over the last ten years, the “Arab Spring” and its sequels, that ...

A peaceful shore in Sudan

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Like many countries alarmed about the situation in Sudan, Egypt immediately welcomed the agreement reached on 21 November ...

Crossroads

Abdel-Moneim Said

Irecently took part in an important conference on The Post-Pandemic World (13-15 November) hosted by the Emirates Policy ...