Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 51

19-Dec-2011

Political Comment (19 December 2011)

Russia has unexpectedly softened its opposition to Security Council intervention in Syria. As the US prepares to end its military presence in Iraq, President Obama has expressed optimism about the country's future. Tunisia's new president has called for a political and social truce.

Russia Tables Draft Resolution On Syria

As the violence continued unchecked in Syria and the Arab League's attempt to...