No. 46


The Political Scene

It looks as if Iraqi President Saddam Husain may have gone too far as he has been known to do before in halting all cooperation with the UNarms inspectors of UNSCOM. The US is gearing up for sustained air strikes, Arab andinternational opposition to the use of force is as muted as it is ever likely to be, andIraqi attempts to involve UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in the crisis have met with noresponse. Unless the Iraqis climb down,...