NO. 45

8 AUGUST 1994

The Political Scene

The attack on a French diplomatic compound in Algiers has highlighted theability of Algeria's Islamic insurgents to strike apparently at will in andaround the capital. It also brought into the open differences between France andits western allies at a time when there are signs of a power struggle inAlgeria's shadowy Islamic underground. Yemen is fumbling its way back to normalafter the end of its civil war. President Clinton's latest report to...