July 2003 Country Archive
PUBLISHERS OVERVIEW JULY 03
Where the action is:- Our new “Axis of Evil” sites IRAQ and NORTH KOREA added to IRAN in June have quickly become popular with our registered subscribers.
IRAN is in the throes of upheaval and is well aware that a significant element in the US government would favour armed interdiction of their nuclear programme.
NORTH KOREA, a very different case shares this sense of menace.
AFGHANISTAN’S President, Karzai is under intense pressure from the US government to start delivering – and perhaps he is now making some progress,
but don't hold your breath!
TURKEY continues to count the cost of denying the US military requests in the recent IRAQ conflict. A relationship that both sides had come to take for granted, now lies broken and in urgent need of repair.
Was it the ‘fog of war’ in neighbouring Chechnya, that led GEORGIA to request US military assistance to root out al-Qaeda from their Pankisi Gorge? Now the US Rangers are there, the Georgian government have announced their disbelief that al-Qaeda are there after all.
We take a look at GREECE and the long history of the Olympic games to be held there next year, and how it looms over all of public life.