No. 32

11 August 1997

The Political Scene

As the deadlock continues on the Palestinian track - and amidst increasinglyacrimonious exchanges between Palestinians and Israelis - the Americans appear to havedecided belatedly that vigorous intervention is necessary to save the peace process.Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, in a major foreign policy address, unveiled plansto revive the momentum of the negotiations by, inter alia, accelerating the resolution offinal status issues...