No. 45

6 November 2000

The Political Scene

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak won a political respite as the Knesset reconvened against the background of the continuing confrontation in the occupied territories. The Americans, who have fallen strangely silent about the violence, are paying a price for their passivity in the form of criticism from their allies and the erosion of Iraqs containment. In Iran, conservatives have struck two further blows at reformist supporters of President...