NO. 36


The Middle East Situation

With the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, post-revolutionary Iran has entered anew era. What this might mean in the long run it is impossible to predict, butthe rapid appointment of President 'Ali Khamene'i to the"leadership" (whatever that might mean without the Ayatollah to fillit) and Majlis speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani's prominent role in the week's eventssuggest that for the moment the reins of power in Tehran are in the hands of menwho have...