No. 10

9 March 1998

The Political Scene

The Security Council has "codified" the Annan agreement with Iraq in aresolution threatening "severest" consequences if Iraq fails to comply, but -predictably - the American interpretation of what this means is at odds with that of mostof the other council members. The Israelis say they would now like to negotiate their wayout of south Lebanon before a peace treaty. Turkey and Jordan have proposed the establishment of a "neighborhood forum" to...