Conflict and Fragility
The Conflict Research Unit conducts research on the political economy of 21st century conflict and fragility dynamics. By offering insights and innovative approaches as to how to reduce the occurrence, intensity and impact of violence, we aim to achieve that policy makers and practitioners feel urged and enabled to take informed action against the human suffering caused by violent conflict today.
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On April 4, Khalifa Haftar launched a military offensive into Tripolitania, the country’s northwestern province, also the most densely populated one. After three weeks of fighting, the 25,000 soldiers of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army remain blocked on the outskirts of Tripoli. But his offensive has already claimed one victim: diplomacy.