A forum devoted to current political, economic trends, and news of the Maghreb region.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Qadhafi's overture to Russia
Qadhafi is looking for new military weapons and technology. Interestingly, and as Yehudit Ronen highlighted last November, he is looking towards Russia for his $2 billion shopping spree. Libya is growing restless and disillusioned by U.S. failure to impose any restrictions on North Korea's and Iran's nuclear ambitions. The colonel may have felt snubbed by what he perceives as the double standard in the U.S. approach to his "right to nuclearization."