Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (21 March 2011)
After some equivocation, the UN Security Council has approved the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya. Bahrain has abandoned dialogue with the opposition and opted instead for repression. Jordan's Islamists do not believe the king is sincere about reform. In Oman, Sultan Qabus is promising to cede unspecified legislative powers to the Oman Council.
UN Imposes No-Fly Zone