NO. 47


The Political Scene

After the tumultuous political and military developments of the preceding twoweeks, week three of the Gulf crisis has provided something of a breathingspace. The Iraqis have finally tried to use the foreigners trapped in Iraq andKuwait (now known officially as hostages) to obtain international leveragewithout any great success, and a second peace initiative by President SaddamHusain proposing to release foreign nationals in exchange for the...