No 11


The Political Scene (15 March 2004)

Iraqs interim constitution has been signed, but with reluctance on the part of the leaders of the countrys Shia majority. France, Germany and Britain have come up with their own versions of the Americans Greater Middle East (GME) initiative for regional reform, while even Washingtons friends in the Arab world are unenthusiastic about the whole idea. Senator John Kerry has had to rethink some relatively complimentary remarks about...