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- A guide to the Gulf arms bazaar maze
- By Michael Georgy, Reuter, 16 February 1997. Abu Dhabi is
the market for high-tech hardware and so the big
weapons-makers head there. Western arms dealers lobby for
their products as the best deterrent against Iran, feared
as a non-Arab nemesis capable of delivering military firepower
from just across the Gulf.
- 'The Neighbors Are Talking:' Despite past
differences, Syria and Iraq are teaming up again
- By Barbara Nimri Aziz, in Toward Freedom,
August 1997. Syria and Iraq have opened their borders
and may be on the way to normalizing their relations.
Syria seemed to affirm its hostility to Iraq when it joined
the US-led coalition to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. But they have reconomic reasons to restore good relations.