No. 16


The Political Scene

The Palestinian Authority has been cracking down on the Islamic group Hamas,although it is open to question whether this is for the benefit of the Israelis or theAmericans. Tehran mayor Gholamhossein Karbaschi has been released on bail, but theconfrontation between moderates and conservatives occasioned by his arrest appears to befar from over. UN weapons inspectors in Iraq do not believe that the question ofunconditional access has been...