TITLE

ARAB LEAGUE COLLAPSE CARRIES STEEP ECONOMIC PRICE

AUTHOR(S)
Martin, Josh
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;May2004, Issue 345, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
When Tunisia's President Ben Ali announced cancellation of this year's Arab League Summit, literally hours before it was to open, the international response was surprisingly phlegmatic. But the true cost of that cancellation may be very high, for which it died an opportunity to relaunch the Arab League as the engine for a host of economic and political reforms. Above all, cancellation dealt a blow to efforts to secure approval for creation of an Arab-formulated free trade zone, to compete with other trading blocs in the emerging global economy.
ACCESSION #
13083241

 

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