Russia’s annexation of Crimea is just one example of the impact a border conflict can have on business, as it threw a wrench in plans to explore and develop natural gas reserves in the Black Sea. The emergence of radical religious groups and their willingness to topple governments and destroy business value is an even broader illustration of the risk to enterprise of international conflict.
Europe is just beginning to experience the effects of widespread emigration from the war-torn countries of the Middle East. Fears are that continued instability will result in even more human dislocation that could destabilize Western economies.
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