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UNITED STATES-The New Executive of State

the information required to formulate its strategies. Executives were advised that local employees are reluctant to supply information that would lead to the local operation being closed down or reduced. Thus unlikely but important events, such as revolutions, are likely to be missed. Iran was much cited in this context. William Ascher, who has recently done country risk evaluations of the Philippines for the World Bank, suggested that corporations would find it "quite useful to get .some sehizophre- nic-paranoiacs'', who read "only the purple prose, to make radical forecasts".

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