No 20


The Political Scene (19 May 2003)

The Americans appear to be shifting their emphasis in Iraq from reviving the countrys political life to more practical and immediate issues (such as security). They have also been less than totally sympathetic after lethal al-Qaida attacks in Riyadh. The Israelis have more or less ignored Secretary of State Colin Powells first attempt to promote the international road map to peace.

US Thinks Again

Against the background of continuing...