Middle East Economic Survey


No 46


The Political Scene (15 November 2004)

The death of Yasir 'Arafat removes from the scene a man who embodied the Palestinian cause. The American assault on Falluja will no doubt succeed in bringing the city back under government control, but perhaps at the cost of aggravating the insurgency elsewhere in Iraq.

The End Of An Era

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his right-wing constituency have consistently sought to justify their...