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Putin is a strong and intuitive player who has been gradually molding his game to capitalize on his opponent’s perceived weaknesses (i.e. appeasement and poor internal coordination). This is how many street hustlers and professional gamblers mold their backgammon play over time.
So rather than being exotic as it used to be, Libya — with its now serially delayed election, proxy interventions, rival puppet leaders and fragmented institutions — has become completely mundane. Like the now seemingly never-ending Ukraine crisis or infinite rounds of fallout from Brexit, the latest developments in Libya are reminders of what I call in my book the Global Enduring Disorder.