NO. 38


The Political Scene

Optimists saw the American decision to suspend the dialogue with the PLO as apiece of Middle Eastern brinkmanship intended to clarify everyone's mind byshowing them the consequences of a breakdown in the peace process - but if sothe Americans were right there on the edge of the abyss with everybody else.Washington left the door open for the dialogue to be resumed, but only if thePLO meets conditions which it is extremely difficult for it to...