Clouds have been gathering all along the Munich Security Conference (16-18 February), which ended on a note of gloom.

"I was hoping when I opened this conference on Friday that, in concluding the conference, I would be able to say we can delete the question mark. In other words: 'We are back from the brink,'” the main organiser of the annual event, Wolfgang Ischinger, said in his closing remarks.

"I'm actually not sure we can say that," he added.

It was the first time in 54 years since ...

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