No 16


The Political Scene (21 April 2003)

The war in Iraq is virtually over. Now comes the hard part, as the US tries to hold Iraq together while working out a viable and acceptable political structure for the country. Before that, the Americans want UN sanctions lifted, which is likely to be a contentious issue. Repeated verbal assaults on Syria by seniorUS officials have spurred speculation that the Americans are planning to attack Syria next, despite the fact that they...