Middle East Economic Survey


No 11


Political Comment (16 March 2009)

Relations between Washington and Damascus are continuing to warm, and Syrian President Bashar al-Asad has attended a summit with his Arab rivals in Riyadh. The Americans intend to invite Iran to a proposed conference on Afghanistan. A third reformist candidate wants to contest Iran's June presidential election. Israeli prime minister designate Benjamin Netanyahu has so far not had much luck in forming a...