No 44


US Perspective On MiddleEast Crisis

By Edward S Walker

The following is the text of aspeech by Ambassador Edward S Walker at the American Jewish Congress, Washington,DC, on 21 October. Mr. Walker is President of the Middle East Institute andformer US Assistant Secretary of State.

In the immediate aftermath of theWorld Trade Center attack, we have all been reluctant to reexamine our policiesand their impact on the region for fear of appearing to justify or assume...