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The daring, high-seas seizure of a rogue oil tanker by U.S. Navy SEALs off the coast of Cyprus this week has focused fresh attention on the power struggle that has turned Libya into a political time bomb more than two years after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry's first full year as the top U.S. diplomat promises to be busy in a foreign policy landscape increasingly resistant to American dominance.
Who is worse, President Mohammed Morsi, the elected Islamist seeking to apply Islamic law in Egypt, or former President Hosni Mubarak, the dictator ousted for trying to start a dynasty?
From the killing of an ambassador to precipitous new brinkmanship in Asia and friction between U.S. and Israeli leaders over Iran, the past month has many asking whether the presidential election has suddenly entered a home stretch in which national security and foreign policy play as big a role as the economy.
"Civil war would actually be more organized," said Brian Katulis, a senior fellow focused on U.S. national security in the Middle East at the Center for American Progress.
"The Benghazi conspiracies and investigations have been an unfortunate distraction," said Mr. Katulis, "and have cast a negative shadow on the U.S. willingness to do more.