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Italy Reopens Embassy in Libya With an Eye to Migrants, Russia

Italy reopened its embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli this week, the first Western country to do so since 2015, when a worsening conflict between rival factions allowed Libya to become the major gateway for migrants to Italy.  Angelino Alfano, Italy’s foreign minister, described the embassy reopening as a “great gesture of friendship to the Libyan people” and promised more controls on migration from Libyan shores. Analyst Riccardo Fabiani of the Eurasia Group says Italy’s...

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