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The Middle East Situation

The past week has seen something of an intensification of air strikes andbombardments in the Gulf war, with Iraq's considerable success in disruptingIran's oil flow presumably stepping up pressure on Tehran to unleash thestill-awaited major offensive. The Israeli Prime Minister's office has passed tothe hard-line Likud leader, ushering in a period of even dimmer hopes forprogress towards peace. Preoccupation with the issue of terrorism...