CNN: Middle East Execs Won’t Talk About Trump’s Travel Ban

“Since it is the line their governments have taken, many business leaders may not feel comfortable questioning the ban or questioning their governments line on this,” said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council. That’s a view shared by Fawaz Gerges, professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. “Middle East executives are not as independent as their U.S. counterparts because most of their business depends on the goodwill of Middle Eastern governments.”

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