No. 27

7 July 1997

The Political Scene

The Saudis have publicly urged Qatar not to host the economic summit to which Israelhas been invited in November. In Turkey Mr. Mesut Yilmaz appears to have succeeded inputting together a workable secular coalition government.

Saudis Urge Qatar To Ditch MENA

It is rare for the Saudis to differ publicly with the Americans, and even rarer forthem to urge the other Arabs to join them in doing so. It is thus a measure of theKingdom's disillusionment...