Since the overthrow of the government in 2011, Libya has been divided. Tripoli and the West sought to control the eastern part of the country, a fiefdom of the “Libyan National Army” (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Subsequently, dual power prevailed and the country ceased to function as a single State.
The reality is that the present military operation in Ukraine, in due time, will be relegated to little more than a footnote in global history, yet the total financial war which has repercussed onto Russia will be key in defining the upcoming new world order. In fact, we may have already witnessed the moment economic history changed tracks: On 26 February, the collective West seized all the foreign exchange reserves of the Central Bank of Russia that were held in the West.
You can not have a leading role in Libya, without going through Russia. This is one of the few certainties that occur in the chaos that pervades the North African country.
Is this not one of international politics most significant ‘coincidences’ that the Balfour declaration for the creation of Israel was adopted in the same fateful year, November 1917, in which the February and October 1917 communist revolutions wer