Middle East Economic Survey


No 18


Political Comment (2 May 2011)

In Syria the authorities have decided to respond to protests with repression rather than reform. The two main Palestinian parties, secular Fatah and Islamist Hamas, have sprung a surprise by resolving their differences, much to the annoyance of the Israelis. In Yemen pro and anti-government forces have accepted a GCC proposal to end their standoff.

Syria Sends In The Tanks

As it turns out, the lifting of...