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CASI members and sympathisers may like to know of a detailed study and
documentation on the state of the Iraqi economy and trading position under
sanctions, published late last year:-

        STRUNZ, Herbert.  Irak: Wirtschaft zwischen Embargo und Zukunft. 
        Frankfurt a.M.: Lang, 1198 (Internationale Maerkte, 1).  307pp.
        ISBN: 3-631-33627-X             Price: 79 Swiss francs

The author is Professor of Economics in Zwickau, Germany. Those who can read
German will be interested in his detailed assessment of the state of Iraq's
domestic economy and foreign trade. 

Those who cannot read German will still find much of interest in the
statistical data, e.g. the table of different foodstuffs, with figures for
estimated production, total requirement, and resulting shortfall, which varies
from 27% for barley (the only one under 50%) to 92% for fish and eggs, 93% for
milk and 100% for tea and baby milk. In addition more than half the book is
given over to documentation, nearly all in English, giving full texts of UN
resolutions, the 1996 & 1998 Memoranda of Understanding between UN & Iraq, the
official Iraq Government Distribution Plan submitted to the UN in 1996, the
official UN forms for shippers of goods to Iraq, etc.

                                                Geoffrey Roper

                                                Islamic Bibliography Unit
                                                Cambridge University Library
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