Middle East Economic Survey


No 21


Political Comment (23 May 2011)

In what was billed as a major policy speech, President Obama has backed political reform in the region and a settlement of the conflict over Palestine "on the basis" of the 1967 lines, setting the stage for a confrontation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has expressed his own uncompromising position on the peace process. As the violence continues in Syria, the US has imposed sanctions on...