Libya’s oil crescent once more threatened by war

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Issue 420 - 23 Jul 2020 - By John Hamilton | 7 minute read

The peremptory quashing by the United Arab Emirates of a nascent deal under which some oil exports could have restarted, the Egyptian parliament’s approval of military intervention, Turkey’s determination to take control of the oil fields and terminals, combined with local actors’ inflexible pursuit of their separate interests are all factors pushing Libya into a deeper war. 

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