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Mid-East pact a diplomatic win for Trump, but no electoral lift

Instead of heralding peace, Trump's administration has helped create a new power balance in the Middle East - one unlikely to make an impression on American voters.

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Sceptics would argue - and rightly so - that Tuesday's signing event at the White House between Israel, UAE and Bahrain was not as historic as the one that took place in 1979, between Egypt and Israel.

IT IS fair to say that we have probably too frequently used the term "historic" in reference to political events that may not be so significant or consequential in the big picture of history.

But very few serious historians (or anyone else for that matter) would deny that the Egypt-Israel...

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