Influencing the US policy on Libya
Writing for Mother Jones on 3 March, Dan Friedman reports on Walid Phares, a former Trump adviser, and his lobbying efforts to influence the US policy for Libya in favour of Khalifa Haftar. Phares, who has acted as an adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign, has been openly supportive of Haftar for years, Friedman reports, and was most particularly active to get the US support to Haftar’s campaign against Tripoli launched in April 2019. Friedman explores the links between Phares and Haftar through his connections to Okba Haftar, one of the son of the warlord.
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