Middle East Economic Survey


No 45


Political Comment (7 November 2005)

A unanimous Security Council resolution has further increased the pressure on Syria to cooperate with the UN inquiry into the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri. The Iraqi defense minister has called for former army officers to rejoin the armed forces.

UN Resolution Puts Syria In The Dock

The 29 October announcement by the Syrians that President Bashar al-Asad had ordered the establishment of a special...