No. 48

1 December 1997

The Political Scene

Fresh trouble is brewing in Iraq after the Iraqis declared "security" and"sovereign" sites off-limits to UNSCOM's recently returned arms inspectors.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to promote a plan for redeployment inthe West Bank which is likely to prove unacceptable to both the Palestinians and his ownright wing. It may also be one of the reasons why his relationship with President BillClinton has soured abruptly. In...