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Biography for Richard Aboulafia

First Name: Richard
Last Name: Aboulafia
Title: Vice Preisdent, Analysis
Organization: Teal Group
Country: United States
Education: Bachelors degree from George Washington UniversityMasters degree in War Studies from King’s College, University of London
CV: Lectured at the National Defense University and has served as an expert witness in aerospace markets.Aerospace industry consultant for an international trade advisory company and supported research projects at the Brookings Institution.Analyzed the jet engine market at Jane's Information Group1990 Joined the Teal GroupVice President, Analysis ,the Teal Group
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