NO. 30


The Political Scene

The announcement by Kurdish leaders that they had reached agreement in principle with the Baghdad government on autonomy for the Kurds was but the latest surprise to be thrown up by the chaotic aftermath of the Gulf war. The continuing pitiful plight of two million refugees was heavy on the minds of the Kurdish leaders when they decided to accept President Saddam Husain's invitation to talks. But they were influenced also by a realization that...