No. 55

14 October 1996

The Political Scene

There has been little progress in the first week of continuous talks between Israel and the Palestinians, but no confrontation either. King Husain of Jordan is warning that the region faces disaster unless new life is breathed into the peace process, and the Europeans are clearly worried too. Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan's visit to Libya did not go well. The government is reckoned to have strengthened its position in Kuwait's...