Libya 12 năm sau mùa xuân Ả Rập

SÁNG ÁNH – 24/05/2023 10:35 GMT+7

TTCT12 năm sau khi Hoa Kỳ dùng NATO làm công cụ để can thiệp vào nội bộ Libya và lật đổ chính quyền Gaddafi, giờ mọi chuyện đang nát như tương và nơi đó không có một ngày yên ổn bình thường.

Ta còn nhớ bà Hillary Clinton lúc đó (2011) là ngoại trưởng Mỹ đã cười thích thú: “Chúng tôi đã đến, chúng tôi đã thấy và hắn ta (Gaddafi) đã chết!”. 

Câu này nhại câu nổi tiếng của Julius Caesar sau khi ông thắng trận tại Tiểu Á và trở về La Mã. Khi Viện Nguyên lão La Mã hỏi phúc trình về chiến dịch, Caesar đáp ngắn gọn “Veni, Vidi, Vici”, nghĩa là “Tôi đã tới, tôi đã thấy, và tôi đã thắng”.

Libya hiện đang chia năm xẻ bảy giữa các nhóm vũ trang khác nhau. Ảnh: The Diplomatic Affairs

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NATO to open Japan office to enable Indo-Pacific consultation, Nikkei Asia reports

Reuters – May 3, 20239:55 PM

NATO flag flutters at the Tapa military base
A NATO flag flutters at the Tapa military base, Estonia April 30, 2023. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

TOKYO, May 3 (Reuters) – NATO is planning to open a liaison office in Japan, its first in Asia, to facilitate consultations in the region, the Nikkei Asia reported on Wednesday, citing Japanese and NATO officials.

The liaison office will enable discussions with NATO’s security partners, such as South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, with geopolitical challenges from China and Russia in mind, the media outlet reported.

Asked about the report, NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu said the alliance would not go into details of NATO allies’ ongoing deliberations.

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China doesn’t want peace in Ukraine, Czech president warns

In an interview, Petr Pavel — a former general with NATO — argued China is benefiting too much from the war to play peacemaker.

Allies need to focus more on their military capabilities and ensuring that they have well-equipped forces at high readiness, according to the Petr Pavel | Vldimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images


APRIL 25, 2023 4:03 AM CET,

China cannot be trusted to mediate peace between Russia and Ukraine, Czech President Petr Pavel is warning, telling POLITICO that Beijing benefits from prolonging the war. 

His comments come as China is trying to position itself as a peacemaker in Ukraine, recently floating a vague roadmap to ending the conflict. And while most Western allies have been skeptical of the overtures, some countries like France insist China could play a major role in peace talks.

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Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Mapping U.S. and Russian Deployments

By Jonathan Masters and Will Merrow, CFR

March 30, 2023 1:20 pm (EST)

Russia’s threat to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus has raised the specter of a new nuclear standoff with the United States and its allies in Europe. It also draws new attention to how such arms are deployed in NATO states.

What’s behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus?

The move that Putin announced in late March would be the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union that Russia has stationed nuclear weapons beyond its own borders, and it raises the prospects for a renewed, destabilizing nuclear arms rivalry with the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies.

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What Is NATO?

The alliance is bolstering its military deterrent in Europe amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and has expanded to include Finland.

The United Kingdom’s Royal Marines take part in NATO exercises in Scotland in 2018.
The United Kingdom’s Royal Marines take part in NATO exercises in Scotland in 2018. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

WRITTEN BY Jonathan Masters, CFR


Last updated April 4, 2023 7:00 am (EST)


  • Established during the Cold War, NATO is a transatlantic security alliance composed of thirty-one member countries, including the United States.
  • NATO has focused on deterring Russian aggression in recent years, but it has also conducted security operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Somalia. 
  • Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many NATO allies are providing Kyiv with extraordinary quantities of military supplies, and the alliance has expanded to include Finland.


Founded in 1949 as a bulwark against Soviet aggression, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) remains the pillar of U.S.-Europe military cooperation. An expanding bloc of NATO allies has taken on a broad range of missions since the close of the Cold War, many well beyond the Euro-Atlantic region, in countries such as Afghanistan and Libya.

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, a nonmember, in early 2022 has shaken Europe’s security architecture and prompted a major reevaluation of NATO members’ foreign policies and defense commitments. The threat from Russia has generated the greatest tensions with the alliance in the post-Cold War era. It is driving up defense spending and has pushed some longtime NATO partners, namely Finland and Sweden, to seek full membership. Finland acceded to the alliance in April 2023.

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Summit for Democracy Snubs for Two Troublesome U.S. Allies

Foreign Policy Sitrep

The Biden administration is inviting around 120 countries to join its Summit for Democracy next week, but two of its NATO allies aren’t getting a call.

Turkey and Hungary have been left off the invitation list for the major summit, which Team Biden bills as one of its hallmark foreign-policy initiatives, meant to shore up democracies worldwide and stanch the rise of autocracies.

Backsliding. The spurning of two NATO allies, confirmed by three U.S. officials who spoke to SitRep, reflects a mounting concern with the degree of democratic backsliding in Turkey and Hungary, even though Washington is relying on both to support the West’s strategy against Russia as the war in Ukraine rages on—and needs both to approve Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO as full-fledged allies.

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