"Abdel Bari Atwan" is the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm, the Arab world's first Huffington Post-style digital news and opinion website. He is the former editor-in-chief of the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi.

More Abdel Bari Atwan on Wikipedia.

It's very dangerous. The timing is extremely important. He's sensing that there's a failed state in Sudan and he would like to extend his bases.

But they will also do the minimum to stop people from going to fight in Iraq to avoid a sectarian conflict at home.

He senses Sudan will soon become a failed state that will be dismantled.

These elections ... will put an end to the era of dictatorship by one party or faction in decision-making in Palestinians political life. They will set the cornerstone for new nationalist institutions based on merit and probity ... and will establish a nation of law.

We understand when the international media fall into the trap of the Jewish settlers and run live coverage of the evacuation.

He told me that bin Laden is saying to President Clinton that the battle has not started yet and they will answer these raids with actions, not words.

He is presenting himself not as a terrorist, a bloodsucker, a man who would like to destroy the world - he also has a political agenda, he is using this terrorism for political ends.