Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (2/9 January 2006)
Former Syrian vice-president 'Abd al-Halim Khaddam has turned on President Bashar al-Asads regime with a vengeance from his exile in Paris, and the UN commission investigating the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri now wants to interview the Syrian leader. The stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has thrown the Israeli political scene back into confusion. The losers in Iraqs 15...