NO. 32


The Political Scene

Intense, not to say frenzied, diplomatic activity has again failed to healthe rift between Iraq and Syria, with the result that the Arab world is nowsplit into two camps on the forthcoming summit meeting in Baghdad. At themoment, the Syrians find themselves alone in boycotting the summit (unlessLebanon is counted as a free agent), and their failure to dissuade Saudi Arabiaand Egypt from attending is a feather in the Iraqis' cap - but there are...