Nbr. 380, July 2007
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- Editorial comment: Gaza is in turmoil. Some would say that has ever been the way, but even seasoned observers regard the latest violence between supporters of Fatah and Hamas as exceptional in its intensity.
- Gaza's war of the clans: The West's antipathy towards Hamas, after its election success of 2006, did nothing to help curb the lawlessness that spread through Gaza courtesy of the warring clans. In the vacuum created by the departure of Fatah, fears are growing that Al Qaeda is finding a foothold because of the anarchy.
- Election shakeup but Olmert remains: the Israeli elections last month threw up some surprising and interesting results.
- Turkey goes to the polls: elections will be held in Turkey this month; the angry demonstrations that took place in late April may have abated but the differences between those who want a secular state and those who support a more Islamic-rooted establishment remain. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul.
- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in crisis: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is at its lowest ebb for decades, with hundreds of members in jail and their latest attempt for political power ending in failure. Jeffrey Black reports from Cairo.
- Nuclear reactors invade the Middle East: a race for nuclear power in the countries of the Middle East region has been spurred by Iran, which has invited international offers for the construction of two more atomic power plants despite international controversy.
- The Golan tinderbox: Conal Urquhart reports from the Golan Heights on widespread reports that the long history of sabre rattling between Israel and Syria could be about to erupt into something more serious.
- New multi-$billion tourist scheme brings Ferrari to the UAE.
- World economic forum Jordan: anticipating a brave new world Pat Lancaster reports from Jordan.
- Caspian producers seek independence.
- Fortune favours the bold.
- Opec Mark II? Gas is quickly catching up oil in importance in the global economy and now accounts for 20% of total commercial energy use. Now, three Middle Eastern states are joining forces with Russia and Kazakhstan prompting accusations that a gas cartel is in the offing.
- Egypt and the new digital age: Egypt has entered the hi-tech age with enthusiasm and its influence in this global phenomenon is poised to increase. Maria Golia reports from Cairo.
- The Maghreb looks to renewables.
- Searching for gold beneath Eastern desert: Joseph Mayton reports from Cairo on ambitious plans to revive Egypt's long-forgotten mining industry.
- Asian Cup 2007: Middle East teams make strong representation.
- Marking a hollow victory.
- The wonder of Petra.
- $10 billion award for region's future scholars & scientists: an altruistic award by Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai will benefit the Arab world's thinkers and doers for generations to come.
- Anti-Americanism in the Islamic World.
- Terrorism and Global Disorder.
- Turkey: From Empire to Revolutionary Republic.
- Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience.
- Iran and the Bomb: The Abdication of International Responsibility.
- Syria: Through Writers' Eyes.
- The last word.