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Russia’s Lebanese Matryoshka Doll

Read: Russia in the Middle East: From Arms to MercenariesJust like France before it, Russia is trying to deal with Hezbollah separately from Iran, and this is evident from it receiving the Hezbollah delegation in Moscow last month and projecting the idea that Hezbollah can decide on its own without Iranian consent.

Where Does Libya Fit in Biden’s Foreign Policy Priorities?

Read: Has the Libyan Civil War Come to an End?The United States maintains important bilateral relations with foreign patrons on both sides of the Libyan divide, namely Turkey, UAE, Egypt, France, and Russia, and is working to apply pressure on these actors to withdraw from Libya’s conflict by pushing all parties to respect the UN arms embargo, which the UN Panel of Experts recently argued was “totally ineffective.