Primoz Manfreda is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He is a researcher and political risk analyst, advising clients on political and economic trends in the Middle East. Since 2008, Primoz has been a regular contributor to the PRS Group, a leading US provider of global political risk services.
He produces reports on political developments in the Middle East with a forecast on likely future trends and has covered almost every country in the Levant, the Gulf, and North Africa. Primoz also spent two years as an analyst at a UK think-tank, conducting research on security and development in southern Afghanistan, and co-managing youth employment programs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He contributed to ThoughtCo on Middle Eastern News and Issues for two years.
Primoz received an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the London University. Majoring in Middle Eastern politics and society, he wrote a thesis on Shiite political parties in contemporary Iraq.
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