Middle East Economic Survey


No 9


Political Comment (1 March 2010)

Sunni politician Salih al-Mutlaq has decided his National Dialogue Front will contest Iraq's 7 March elections after all, and the Shi'a Islamic party ISCI has come out against the sort of unity government the Americans would like to see. Syrian President Bashar al-Asad has rejected American suggestions that Syria should distance itself from Iran. The Americans say they do not want the "crippling"...