No 31

30 July 2001

ThePolitical Scene

The G8 summit has endorsed the idea of sendingmonitors to the region to oversee/assist in the implementation of the recommendationsof the Mitchell Report. A visit to Tehran by a high-level delegation from theUAE has broken the ice between the two countries. A more accurate picture ofwhat went wrong at Camp David last year is finally beginning to emerge, in partbecause the Palestinians are belatedly explaining their perspective on thetalks.

G8 Summit...