How Will Russia Approach a New Libya?

ПОНАРС Евразия
27 Oct 2011

Pavel Baev, PONARS Eurasia member and research professor at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO), discusses Russian-Libyan relations in the following article:

Russia Profile.orgMuammar Gaddafi photo displayed at Moscow universityGone Are the Days  By Dan Peleschuk Russia Profile, 10/24/2011The UN-sanctioned NATO operations in Libya, which culminated last week with the death of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, have long reflected growing inconsistencies in Russian policy toward the country. Now that Gaddafi’s death has presented a clear opportunity for the Libyan provisional government to start anew, what role will Russia play in the road ahead? Experts say that while the future remains uncertain, Russia is almost guaranteed to play a lesser role than before.