Oil blockade: how over-eager US shot itself in the foot

US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland (l) with the head of the Libyan Central Bank, Al Seddik Omar al-Kabir, January 2022.
US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland (l) with the head of the Libyan Central Bank, Al Seddik Omar al-Kabir, January 2022. © Central Bank of Libya/Twitter
In its hurry to get Libyan oil production on to a sure footing, the United States rushed through an arrangement intended to depoliticise management of the country's oil revenues. It forgot, however, about Khalifa Haftar, who responded by having two key oil fields shut down. [...] (602 words)
Issue dated 25/04/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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