NO. 35


The Middle East Situation

The Middle East was on the menu at the Moscow summit, where once again thesuperpowers affirmed their willingness to seek solutions to regional problemsinstead of exploiting them to harass each other, and the Soviets have signalledtheir commitment to post-Afghanistan "constructive interaction" bydisplaying an unprecedented flexibility on the issues in the Arab-Israeliconflict. It is doubtful, however, whether Moscow's dogged reasonableness can...