August 26, 2014

Libya the Sign of a Newly Proactive Gulf

Jane Kinninmont, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Whatever has happened in Libya in the past few days – with the US claiming that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were behind several airstrikes on Islamist militias – it is clear that America’s traditional allies in the region are looking for new ways to protect themselves against a spectrum of threats that they think the US is not taking seriously enough.

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TAGGED: Libya, Persian Gulf, Egypt, United Arab Emirates

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