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Topic - Ian Bremmer
With its neighbors facing political and economic turmoil in the wake of the Arab Spring, Iraq could emerge as a business leader in the region, according to a panel of experts hosted by the World Bank.
"Everyone that pays attention to the Middle East is thinking about Iraq right now," he said.
Mr. Bremmer said that the recent revolution there, which ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak, has hurt the nation's tourism industry, though he said Egypt is still a safe place to visit and the problem is largely perception.