Middle East Economic Survey


No 9


Political Comment (28 February 2011)

The internet intifada has reached Libya, where by the end of the week Col Qadhafi was defiantly fighting a rearguard action against a violent uprising. The Americans have taken the lead in trying to organize some kind of international response to the resulting mayhem. In contrast, Bahrain's government has pulled back from confrontation with Shi'a protesters and tried instead to initiate a dialogue. In...