Haftar Factor Might Derail Libyan Peace Process

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by Wayne White Ex-Qadhafi General Khalifa Haftar looms ever larger in Libyan politics. The prospects for meaningful talks between Libya’s two rival governments had become more promising leading up to a session planned for today. Nonetheless, ongoing strife has disrupted… Continue Reading  

Why Stabilizing Libya is so Hard

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by Wayne White As the violence in Libya grinds on and the two rival governments find little common ground, months of UN efforts to broker talks have been frustrated. Although both are insecure, the competing governments believe they have some… Continue Reading  

Tracking Libya’s Progressive Collapse

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by Wayne White Libya’s chaos and violence may seem like a continuum of painful replays. However, as the situation festers, the risk of extremist elements gaining a more dangerous foothold and broader freedom of action increases. Indeed, since the beginning… Continue Reading  

A Rush for the Exits in Libya

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by Wayne White The withdrawal of American and most other foreign missions from Libya has left its people more alone than ever before. Legitimate political authority and much of the economy has been seriously damaged. Despite temporary successes, none of… Continue Reading  

Libya is in Deep Trouble: US Must Make its Move

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by Wayne White Former General Khalifa Haftar’s (or Hiftar’s) eastern-based military challenge against parliamentary Islamists and armed Muslim extremists continues to spark more violence. Meanwhile, government authority in the capital of Tripoli has practically disintegrated with two rival prime ministers… Continue Reading