No. 39


The Political Scene

The agreement between Iran and the UK ending their dispute over thefatwa against British author Salman Rushdie clears the way for an improvement inTehrans relations with Europe as a whole, which could leave the US looking isolated.Progress on the Palestinian track of the peace negotiations remains painfully slow,despite the best efforts of US mediator Dennis Ross, Secretary of State MadeleineAlbright, and, shortly, President Clinton. The...