Middle East Economic Survey


No 6



Iraq And Iran Remain Main Centers For Potential ME Instability In 2006

Fall-out from the conflict in Iraq, and Irans strengthened influence there, constitute one of the major centers of concern for Arab regimes in the coming year. Added to this is the fear that Iran might be seeking to develop nuclear weapons and the uncertainty over how the international community or possibly Israel might react. Unclear, too, is the extent to...