Middle East Economic Survey


No 7


Political Comment (16 February 2009)

The radical right has emerged as the winner in Israel's parliamentary elections. Iran and the US are continuing to explore the possibility of dialogue. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is standing up to the Americans.

Israel Swings Right

In the end the polls were wrong and Likud did not come out ahead in Israel's 10 February parliamentary elections. Instead the centrist Kadima party won 28 seats in the...