No. 29

17 July 2000

The Political Scene

Under a blanket of media silence President Clinton is hosting talks at Camp David between Palestinian and Israeli leaders. The summit went ahead despite the erosion of Ehud Baraks coalition government in Israel. Syrians, having seen their new president endorsed by a rubber-stamp referendum, are waiting to see if he will go through with promised wide-ranging reforms.

Silence From The Summit

President Clinton promised a "100% effort" to reach a...