Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Iran: Bottom dweller - Foreign Policy: Measuring Globalization

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And it’s not just online that the Iranian regime keeps its citizens in check. Iran is dead last in terms of the personal contact its citizens have with the rest of the world. Total tourism arrivals and departures as a percentage of the population were only 7 percent—even less than Senegal’s 10.5 percent. By comparison, Saudi Arabia’s tourism arrivals and departures equaled 47.2 percent of the population. Clearly, Iran is going nowhere fast.
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