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What's Next for U.S.-Libyan Relations?

What's Next for U.S.-Libyan Relations?

Phyllis Bennis

After Muammar Gaddafi's demise, the future of Libya's relationship with the United States remains uncertain.

Libya ousted its longtime leader in essentially a civil war in which the U.S. and NATO backed one side. This is a stark contrast with the independent and largely nonviolent revolutionary processes that led to the ouster of dictators in Egypt and Tunisia, and are still underway in much of the Arab world.