Conflict resolution in Libya: What works?
This article is featured in the ORIENT II 2019
Various conflict resolution efforts unfortunately did not lead to a stabilisation of Libya. Actually, the situation is getting increasingly dangerous. A new strategy must be developed. It needs to include all four instruments of power in a coordinated way. A complimentary contribution of the various conflict resolution mechanisms and efforts is paramount. As a leading EU member and currently with a seat in the UNSC, Germany is in a unique position to shape and coordinate such a strategy.
Wolfgang Pusztai is a freelance Security & Policy Analyst with a special focus on North Africa. He was the Austrian Defense Attache to Italy, Greece, Libya and Tunisia from 2007 to 2012. He has Master’s Degree from the University of vienna (Political Science) and from the National Defense University/National War College in Washington D.C. (National Security Strategy; distinguished graduate). He is a Director of the California-based advisory company Perim Associates. Since 2016 he is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Council on U.S.-Libya Relations.
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