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Zacharia, Janine
August 2004
New Republic;8/30/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 9, p11
Discusses international relations between the United States and Libya. Surrender of Libya's nuclear ambitions by dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2003; Promises made to Qaddafi by U.S. President George W. Bush in exchange for the surrender, including a relaxation of sanctions and a normalization of diplomatic relations; Focus of Bush's foreign policies on the democratization of the Middle East; Discussion of the prevalence of human rights violations in Libya; Report that U.S. oil companies have flocked to Libya since the relaxation of the trade embargo; Possibility that Libya will be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that prohibits direct U.S. assistance.


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