Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (13 June 2005)
The conference of Syrias ruling Bath party turned out to be less exciting than billed. The Iraqis are trying to find a formula for the participation of the countrys Sunnis in the committee that is supposed to be drafting a constitution. Pro-Syrian Shia parties have swept the second round of the Lebanese elections. In Iran presidential frontrunner Hashemi Rafsanjani has again called for détente with the US....