NO. 17


The Political Scene

Whatever is happening on the ground - and that, at the moment, is far fromclear - the first week of the war in the Gulf has not gone badly for the UScoalition politically. Israel has been kept on the sidelines despite furthermissile attacks, although at what economic and political cost to the Americansremains to be seen. Washington's Arab allies show no sign of wavering, and theoutbreak of the war seems to have actually strengthened Syria's...