Middle East Economic Survey


No 47


Political Comment (21 November 2005)

Shortly after US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attended a meeting in Bahrain intended to encourage democratic reform in the region, the Muslim Brotherhood won some 20% of the vote in the first round of Egypts general election. The Americans are clearly very worried by the discovery of a secret Interior Ministry prison in Baghdad where Sunni prisoners were allegedly abused by security forces...