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Libya: Trump’s Election Boosts Haftar

President-elect Donald Trump paid scant attention to Libya during his campaign – apart from using the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi to target Hillary Clinton – and there is little to suggest it will be a high priority for his administration beginning in January. Trump has not yet presented a coherent vision on foreign policy more generally, however, apart from his skepticism regarding old alliances like NATO, his opposition to free trade and his fondness for authoritarian leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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