Middle East Economic Survey


No 12


Political Comment (19 May 2007)

The Baghdad conference on Iraqi security passed off smoothly enough to permit a second, higher-level meeting to take place sometime next month. The Israelis are suddenly expressing a renewed interest in the Saudi peace initiative endorsed by the 2002 Arab summit. The Palestinians have agreed on a national unity government.

The Baghdad Conference

It was hard to know what to make of the 10 March meeting in Baghdad of...