The talks between the regional rivals have yielded little progress because of the countries' disparate goals and regional positions.
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As Biden heads to the Middle East, there are limits to the potential for diplomatic breakthroughs.
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There was an opportunity for a more productive relationship between Riyadh and Baghdad.
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The new agreement represents progress between Baghdad and Erbil, but will need revision to address the concerns of Yazidis and others in the disputed territories.