Middle East Economic Survey


No 24


The Political Scene (14 June 2004)

In resolution 1546 the Americans now have for the first time a clear UN mandate for their future presence in Iraq, but at the cost of setting a deadline albeit an uncertain one for their departure. In a victory for Iraqs Shi'as over the Kurds, the resolution makes no mention of the countrys interim constitution. The G8 meeting in Georgia has approved an initiative for political and economic reform in the...