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The Middle East Situation

The approach of the GCC's November Summit has been marked by continuedconcern over a possible major Iranian offensive, and by renewed and apparentlyfruitless efforts to mend fences between Iraq and Iran's main Arab ally, Syria.The failure of those efforts appears to mean that the chances of a full Arabsummit being convened are slim, despite a call by the Arab Foreign Ministers forone to be held soon. The hard-line Likud leader has meanwhile...