Middle East Economic Survey


No 19


Political Comment (9 May 2011)

Fatah and Hamas have formally signed their reconciliation agreement, described by the Israelis as "a victory for terrorism." The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has formed a political party to contest parliamentary elections. A GCC initiative to end the crisis in Yemen has broken down at the last moment. The Turks think Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi should step down. The Syrian authorities are continuing to...