Libya’s competing domestic actors are being exploited by foreign powers seeking to downplay their role in the fragile country.
Colonel Assimi Goïta, who leads the military junta, said that the agreement with the French “brought neither peace, nor security, nor reconciliation” and that the population aspires “to stop the flow of Malian blood.”
The draft Bluebook leak has startling changes and has reportedly used strong language against Russia.
The West’s actions against Russia since the war in Ukraine could signal an emerging new order that shuns the U.S. for weaponizing the dollar and Western control over the global financial system.
Since the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last August and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the White House has been desperate to showcase U.S. strength on the world stage. But the Biden administration has struggled to rally traditional Middle Eastern allies against Russia, raising questions over U.S. influence in the region.
Tehran knows the United States may be just a presidential election away from reneging on the deal, so U.S. stakes are temporary.