This report discusses the future of US-Libyan relations. It states that the set of laws and regulations that govern US relations with Libya are outdated and recommends the countering of international terrorism as a principal objective for a new strategy. The authors suggest pursuing secondary objectives, such as energy security, containment of Libya’s regional ambitions, development of economic relations and fostering of human rights and political reform in Libya. They conclude that in pursuing opportunities to advance its objectives, the US should focus on areas where it coincides with Libyan and European interests.

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