No. 17

23 April 2001

The Political Scene

The Bush administrations apparent desire to distance itself from the problems of the Middle East has collided with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharons penchant for violence, and disengagement has come off second best. After the Israelis retaliated for relatively minor attacks by Hizbollah and the Palestinians by destroying a Syrian radar station in Lebanon and reoccupying Palestinian controlled territory in Gaza, US Secretary of State Colin...