NO. 14


The Middle East Situation

The approach of the Islamic summit, scheduled to commence in Kuwait on 26January, has provided the focus for an intense political struggle involving mostof the region's current conflicts and issues. Iran has been lobbying strenuouslyfor the gathering to be postponed and the venue changed, accusing Kuwait of notbeing neutral in the Gulf war. The affair has heightened tension between Tehranand Kuwait, and may have been a factor in the timing...