No. 15

8 January 1996

The Political Scene

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who is in poor health, has delegated his powers to Crown Prince 'Abd Allah. The atmosphere has improved in the talks between Syria and Israel, but results are in short supply. Egypt is threatening to boycott the multilateral talks on arms control if Israel's nuclear weapons are not put on the agenda, and Cairo has been backed by the foreign ministers of the Damascus Declaration states (the GCC plus Egypt and...