NO. 11


The Political Scene

President Asad of Syria has broken his habitual silence to warn that ifattempts to find a political solution to the stand-off in Lebanon fail, forcewill be used to evict Gen. Aoun from the presidential palace at Ba'bda. At thesame time, now that the threat of an immediate assault on the Christian enclavehas receded, the differences between Gen. Aoun and the pro-Taif elements in theChristian camp have resurfaced. Syria has also moved one step...