Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 3

15-Jan-2007

IRAQ/REGIONAL

Ongoing Middle East Crises Could Exacerbate Sunni-Shia Tensions In 2007

The increasingly sectarian nature of the violence in Iraq was starkly highlighted by the circumstances surrounding the execution of former President Saddam Husain and the subsequent reaction in the Arab and Islamic world. However, as Gerald Butt reports, resolving the major crises across the region in the months ahead will be the best way of stopping new...