Hope for Mideast democracy survives conference failure

Hope for democracy lingers in the Middle East despite the late-March collapse of an Arab summit on the subject.Tunisia canceled the Arab League conference scheduled to begin Mar. 29 in Tunis, citing dissension among members.The summit was to have covered proposals for democratic reform and renewal of an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.Discussion of the peace plan was destined to be difficult after Israel's Mar. 22 assassination of Ahmed Yassin, founder of the militant group Hamas.But reform proposals were controversial, too. A leaked US plan for Middle Eastern democracy elicited protests from Arab League members saying change shouldn't come from abroad.A Tunisian official told BBC ...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected