Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 52

25-Dec-2006

Political Comment (25 December 2006)

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is belatedly trying to undo the damage done by the Americans decision to disband the Iraqi army and purge every member of the Bath party. Palestinian President Mahmud 'Abbas and the Lebanese opposition are both seeking early parliamentary elections. The UAEs first ever elections were a very limited experiment in democracy.

Maliki Invites Army Officers Back

Even the...