Conflict and Fragility

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Addressing Libya’s multiple crises

03 Jul 2015 - 14:12
Source: Libyans on a tank / mojomogwai / flickr / cc

Addressing Libya’s multiple crises: When violent politics, extremism and crime meet.

Libya is in chaos: the country’s transition out of Qadhafi’s dictatorship is plagued by an extreme polarization in politics and an ongoing military conflict. Added to that are other pressing issues such as the current migrant-smuggling crisis and the proliferation of jihadism.

This policy brief explains how Libya’s multiple crises in the fields of politics, the military, crime and extremism are interlinked through the interests and actions of influential (armed) actors. It also offers a critical reflection on current and future international engagement in the country.