13 November 2000
The Political Scene
Egypts decision to restore diplomatic relations with Iraq signals the beginning of the end of Iraqs regional isolation. In Lebanon, the question of Syrias military presence has abruptly surfaced as a matter of public debate. Qatar has given in to pressure from Saudi Arabia and Iran and broken its ties with Israel ahead of the forthcoming OIC summit.
Another Crack In The Dam
The timing of Egypts decision to resume diplomatic relations (albeit...