NO. 25


The Middle East Situation

The past week has seen a sharp escalation of hostilities in the Gulfconflict, with Intensified attacks on towns and cities, on commercial shippingin the Gulf, and on the battlefront; allegations that Iraq again resorted tothe use of chemical weapons have further embittered the atmosphere. Despiterenewed concern at the UN, the prospects for diplomatic progress appear nobetter than before. In the Arab-Israeli arena, the US peace initiative is...