MIDDLE EAST: Muscle Power

The Middle East, for centuries a crossroads for warring peoples from East and West, is now being invaded by jobseekers from around the world eager—for a fee—to help newly rich nations with their development programs. But by far the most unusual newcomers are the growing numbers of South Korean contractors, who bring with them legions of disciplined workers from their homeland. Although scores of countries are cashing in on the Arab world's desperate need for labor, the Koreans have come farther and profited faster than most in the push to modernize the...

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