Iraq: New Crisis Or Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Two developments dominated the Iraqi scene last week. First, the positive signal givenin Baghdad by UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) chairman Richard Butler about a possiblebreakthrough in the campaign to eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (forpolitical analysis, see C section). Second, the compromises reached at the SecurityCouncil to break the deadlock over the duration of the oil-for-food program. The...