Middle East Economic Survey


No 34


Political Comment (22 August 2005)

The Iraqis have missed the 15 August deadline for a new constitution and have given themselves another week to complete the job. Israels disengagement from Gaza appears to be going according to plan. President Bush has again refused to rule out the use of force against Iran. In Algeria, President Bouteflika has unveiled a reconciliation charter which, inter alia, attempts to separate religion and...