Middle East Economic Survey


No 11


Political Comment (15 March 2010)

Israel chose the arrival of US Vice President Joe Biden to announce not one but two planned expansions of settlements in and around Jerusalem, leaving the US campaign to relaunch indirect peace negotiations with the Palestinians on life support, if not dead. The results of Iraq's 6 March election have only just begun to trickle in. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned his Gulf neighbors against...