Middle East Economic Survey


No 36


Political Comment (3 September 2007)

It is unclear how far Iraqs Sunnis are committed to the political agreement announced in Baghdad on 26 August. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki continues to be the target of international criticism. Muqtada al-Sadr has suspended the activities of his Mahdi Army militia following clashes in Karbala. President Bush has been talking tough about Iran. And Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas would like...