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Stars absent from anti-Qatar conference
The Middle East Forum (MEF), a self-styled “think and action tank”, held a conference at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC on 6 February, under the theme Qatar: US Ally or Global Menace? Although it was posed as a question, MEF president Daniel Pipes acknowledged that “it’s not too much an open question,” as was evident in the organiser’s preferred hashtag of #QatarTheMenace.
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