The Foreign Desk

Explainer 198: What is Russia really doing in Libya?

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15 January 2020

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Russian president Vladimir Putin might be better known for starting disputes than trying to solve them. But he has displayed an uncharacteristic interest in bringing the civil war plaguing Libya to an end. Why? Andrew Mueller asks what might actually be in it for Russia.

15 January 2020

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