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BMI Launches Frontier Markets Monitor

Business Monitor International (BMI) has just launched Frontier Markets Monitor (FMM), a monthly newsletter that provides readers with our views and analysis of political and economic...

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The Saudi Arabia-Pakistan Nuclear Dynamic

Over the past 24 hours, reports have emerged that Saudi Arabia is ready to take delivery of nuclear weapons from Pakistan at short notice. The Kingdom's presumed motive would be to counterbalance...

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Gulf States: Key Themes For 2014

We retain a generally positive view of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states' prospects, as we head into 2014. While headline economic growth should slow, mainly because of smaller gains in...

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Riyadh’s Struggle With ‘Saudisation’

Saudi authorities are cracking down on undocumented immigrants, deporting hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from the country. The move is part of a broader ‘Saudisation’ scheme that seeks to...

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Why The Terror Threat Lingers

In light of the terror alert issued by the US on Tuesday, we are publishing extracts from an article titled ‘Al-Qaeda’s Quest For Relevance, And Future Attack Scenarios’, which was published on...

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