North Africa and the Middle East – vulnerable economies;

Morocco – relatively peaceful, so far;

Algeria – bad memories;

Tunisia – persistent unrest;

Libya – even if the civil war ends soon, the economy will suffer grimly;

Egypt – a collapse of tourism, foreign investment, and remittances;

Yemen – the risks of a failed state;

Saudi Arabia – a danger of contagion;

Oman – there have been business disruptions;

Bahrain – different in two important respects;

Kuwait – the unrest has been limited so far;

Jordan – growing pressures on King Abdullah;

Syria – the regime is tough, but not invulnerable.

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