MIDDLE EAST: Hopes for a Peaceful Summer

With summer approaching, the volatile Middle East has seemed to be nearing the flashpoint for yet another war. For one thing, the failure of Henry Kissinger's round of shuttle diplomacy in March left a dangerous diplomatic vacuum. Even more dangerous, time was running out for the United Nations peace-keeping forces on the Golan Heights and in Sinai. When the U.N.'s six-month mandate in Sinai expired in April, Egypt's President Anwar Sadat agreed to extend it only until July 24. With a similar mandate for the U.N. Golan force due to expire this...

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