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MENA economies: Positioning for a new world (dis)order

IISS Bahrain Bay Forum, 16–17 September 2017

The Second IISS Bahrain Bay Forum brought together a distinguished crowd of officials and experts to analyse how MENA region governments are coping with a changing geo-economic and geopolitical world order. 


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