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Munich gathering highlights enmity between regional rivals
The annual Munich Security Conference from 16-18 February was the scene for another round of the Gulf blame game, enlivened by the trading of a few casual insults among Middle East leaders. Rather than making any headway on regional issues, the process merely highlighted the deeply entrenched positions of those involved and the absence of any significant initiatives to reduce tensions in the region.
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