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With increasing numbers of war zones around the world, this article is rather timely. There are, apparently, businesses that want new markets, at any price. Of course one of the first challenges is making sure the supply chain is working effectively. Californian chain Fatburger, present in Iraq, Pakistan and Egypt, and eyeing Libya and Tunisia, also advises finding a local partner. KFC, meanwhile, was one of the last foreign companies to pull out of Syria, in what was probably the best news for Syrians in a long time.