No. 22

2 June 1997

The Political Scene

Former culture minister Mohammed Khatami'slandslide victory in the Iranian presidential elections has ushered in a new erain the history of the Islamic republic domestically and possibly internationallyas well. After initially reacting coolly, the Americans evidently decided togive Mr. Khatami a chance and began to make conciliatory noises. Egypt's latestattempt to restart the Palestinian track of the peace process appears to havefailed. Turkish...