No. 56

21 October 1996

The Political Scene

The Israelis and Palestinians have been giving very diffferent assessments of the progress achieved in their negotiations, and there were some curious developments towards the end of the week. Following the recapture of Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the Americans are once again on the spot in the "safe haven" in north Iraq, and if the rival Kurdistan Democratic party turns to the Iraqi army to...