Middle East Economic Survey


No 28


The Political Scene (12 July 2004)

Iraqs transitional government has passed a security law conferring authoritarian powers on the prime minister. Turkey has warned that it sees the ethnically divided northern city of Kirkuk as a potential domestic and regional flashpoint.

Transitional Government Passes Security Law

It is something of an irony that the first act of a government that is supposed to oversee Iraqs transition to democracy has been...