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Growing threats shape Middle East (video)
The Middle East region continues to play a major part in world politics, particularly when it comes to defence and security.
And despite a so-called 'pivot' to the Asia Pacific, countries such as the United States still have a large presence in the region while other states such as the UK are growing their footprint through the use of foreign bases.
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