No. 26

25 March 1996

The Political Scene

After the mayhem of the Hamas suicide bombing campaign and the showmanship of the Sharm al-Shaikh summit, a faintly eerie calm has descended on the Middle East, punctuated only by a Hizbollah suicide attack on Israeli soldiers in occupied Lebanon and the opening salvo in Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu's election campaign. In Turkey there is growing parliamentary opposition to allowing the allies to fly patrols in the air exclusion...