Middle East Economic Survey


No 45


Political Comment (7 November 2011)

The Syrian government's acceptance of an Arab League plan to end its confrontation with domestic opponents has met a sceptical reception. Libya has a new prime minister. The Palestinians have become full members of UNESCO.

Syria Accepts Arab League Plan

Given that the Arab League has rarely, if ever, succeeded in resolving a problem and that the Ba'th party has a dismal track record as a champion of...