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Middle East Brain Drain

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Middle East Brain Drain

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The plague of bombs, gunfire, and kidnappings continues in Baghdad, and so many of the doctors, scientists, and engineers have fled that the country that Iraq is in danger of losing the core of skilled people it needs most.

Guests:

Keith Watenpaugh, associate professor at UC-Davis; author of Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism and the Arab Middle Class

Iraqi scholar, Iraqi scholar who was forced to flee threats in Iraq.

Obaid Younossi, researcher at Rand Corp.; fled Afghanistan during Soviet invasion