US Relations with Libya: What to Expect from the Biden Administration?

This policy outlook aims to analyse US strategy in Libya post 2011 and also examines what President Biden’s new diplomatic approach will be in the country.

In 2011, the United States and its NATO allies supported an international military effort to topple the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Since then, Washington has had limited engagement in Libya, and its policy has been mainly motivated by counterterrorism efforts and commercial interests. This policy outlook aims to analyse US strategy in Libya post 2011 and also examines what President Biden’s new diplomatic approach will be in the country. Washington’s various interests in Libya are examined and used to assess US policy in Libya and its effect on the Libyan conflict.​

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