No 19


The Political Scene (10 May 2004)

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimis scenario for choosing an interim Iraqi government is facing significant opposition within the American-appointed Iraqi Governing Council. As the scandal of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners further tarnishes the USs standing in the Arab and Muslim world (and elsewhere, for that matter), the Americans have succeeded in calming the situation in Falluja, but at a cost. The security situation in Iraq means that the...