No 40

1 October 2001

ThePolitical Scene

It would be premature to say thatin the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York and Washingtonthere has been a sea change in US Middle East policy, but there are certainlysigns that the Americans are reassessing their priorities in the region. Egypthas made it clear and the US appears to accept that there are conditionsfor Arab participation in the war on terrorism (and good reasons for theirexistence). Israel has been pressured...