NO. 22

1 MARCH 1993

The Political Scene

The US and Russia have decided to issue invitations for a new round ofArab-Israeli peace talks, despite the fact that US Secretary of State WarrenChristopher's tour of the Middle East failed to produce a solution to theproblem of the Palestinian deportees. The co-sponsors are clearly hoping thatSyria's overt desire to resume negotiations will persuade the Palestinians toattend even if Israel makes no further concessions, which is probable but by...