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Geopolitical Risks in the Middle East and North Africa


Geopolitical tension has replaced slow-butsure economic recovery as a result of a wave of popular revolts in the southern Mediterranean and parts of the Middle East. Nations such as Egypt and Tunisia are being forced to redeploy their stretched economic resources to meet the demands of protestors who want immediate and dynamic social and economic change. Meanwhile, Libya is in the throes of civil war. The question ‘who’s next?’ is on the minds of many, particularly since some of the nations touched by the wave of upheaval are significant oil producers.

Geopolitical tension has replaced slow-butsure economic recovery as a result of a wave of popular revolts in the southern Mediterranean and parts of the Middle East. Nations such as Egypt and Tunisia are being forced to redeploy their stretched economic resources to meet the demands of protestors who want immediate and dynamic social and economic change. Meanwhile, Libya is in the throes of civil war. The question ‘who’s next?’ is on the minds of many, particularly since some of the nations touched by the wave of upheaval are significant oil producers.

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