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Libya, not Syria, will be the foundation on which Trump and Putin build their new world order

20 Feb

The focus of Nato’s conference in Brussels, the first since Donald Trump got to the White House, was on the message he sent to an organisation of Western allies he had called “obsolete” while speaking of his admiration for Vladimir Putin.

The message, a veiled threat, conveyed by US defence secretary James Mattis, was that the continuing failure of the alliance to pay its share on security would lead to the US reevaluating its commitment to the defence of Europe. That and the continuing fallout over Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn’s departure after clandestine contacts with the Russians, were the sources of fascination and foreboding here.

Source: Libya, not Syria, will be the foundation on which Trump and Putin build their new world order

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Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Africa

 

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