Issue 359 - 04 Apr 1989 Alice in Wonderland once said. Her observations might be equally appropriate to the less benign wonderland of Iraqi domestic politics. This is normally a closed book, but from time to time a page or two falls out which reveals a bizarre world of internecine intrigue – and leaves one guessing about exactly what is going on. In our last issue, we reported on Iraq's more publicised endeavours in the regional and economic field. But what on earth is going on behind the political scenery?

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