Middle East Economic Survey


No 11


Political Comment (14 March 2005)

As President Bush continues to demand a withdrawal from Lebanon on an almost daily basis, the Syrians have begun redeploying their forces in the direction of home. Hizbullah has turned the tables on the anti-Syrian demonstrators in Beirut with a massive pro-Syrian demonstration of its own, and the Lebanese parliament has reappointed 'Umar Karami, who resigned on 28 February, as prime minister. Mr Bush has...