Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (26 December 2011)
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has moved against two of the most senior Sunnis in his government. The Syrian authorities have accepted the Arab League's plan to end their violent confrontation with domestic dissidents. Islamists appear to have done well in the second round of Egypt's elections. A GCC summit has used unusually direct language about Iran. US defense officials have reverted to...