Arab Uprisings Are a 'Berlin Wall Moment' ; Democracy in Middle East Could Spark Boom for World economyCOMMENTARY
Jim O'Neill Chairman; Goldman Sachs Asset Management, The Evening Standard (London, England)
EVENTS continue to unfold across the Middle East and North Africa in a way which is quite staggering for any observer, and the degree of unpredictability about outcomes appears extremely high, even by the tumultuous standards of this part of the world.
As the battle for control of Libya swings between the rebel forces and those loyal to Colonel Gaddafi, not surprisingly, most media attention remains focused there.
With the unrest and revolt spreading to Syria and Yemen, the focus has moved away from Egypt. Despite the unpredictability, at any event I have participated in recently, the Mena -- Middle East and North Africa region -- is the topic that everyone wants …
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