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The Political Scene

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev believes he sees signs of flexibility inBaghdad, but his suggestion that an Arab solution might now be possible met witha cool reception in the region. The Americans, confusingly, have been talkingwar, and seem to be saying that Iraq must be neutralized even if it agrees towithdraw from Kuwait. Syria's unhappiness over the US Senate's decision toendorse additional aid for Israel has illustrated the fragility of...