Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 27

4-Jul-2011

Political Comment (4 July 2011)

While continuing to crack down on protests across the country, the Syrian authorities have allowed opposition figures to meet openly in Damascus. Bahrain has appointed what looks like a truly independent panel to investigate the events of the last four months. The issue of arrest warrants by the UN tribunal investigating the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri has handed Lebanese Prime...