The United States and Russia find common grounds in Libya
On 18 April, Russia and the United States announced that they could not support a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya. For James Dorsey writing for Lobelog, this common attitude towards Libya for Russia and the US is a rare instance of US-Russian cooperation. At a time where the two powers have been at odds, such an agreement comes as a surprise. For him,
It reveals much of how presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin see the crafting of a new world order. It also says a great deal about Russian objectives in the Middle East and North Africa. […] Moscow’s support for Haftar serves Russia’s broader vision of the Middle East and North Africa as an arena in which Russia can successfully challenge the United States even if Trump and Putin agree on what side to support in a Libyan civil war that is aggravated by the interference of foreign powers.
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