No 15


The Political Scene (14 April 2003)

The abrupt collapse of central authority in Iraq has created chaos on the ground in Baghdad and uncertainty in both Iraq and Washington as to the countrys political future. The Americans appear to have averted Turkish intervention in the north following the seizure of Kirkuk by Kurdish forces. Buoyed by military success, the Washington hawks have been making menacing noises about Syria. In the general confusion, few people have...