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The GCC is collateral damage in a region torn by conflicts
The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) has been weakened during a period when the introduction of tax and other co-ordinated reforms across the regional monarchies should be underlining the grouping’s long-term utility. With Saudi Arabia and others disinclined to send their heads of state, the 38th GCC Summit was a damp squib; it went ahead only due to the hard work of host Kuwait and broke up shortly after it started on 5 December.
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