The war in Libya, actors, agency and  solutions

The war in Libya, actors, agency and solutions

The questions this webinar have addressed are: how badly scarred is Libyan society, and can the foreign actors and the Libyan factions they support be enticed to negotiate an inclusive political settlement?

In 2011 NATO intervened in Libya after a UN Security Council Resolution authorised a military intervention to protect Libyan rebels against the long time dictator Muammar Ghaddafi. The rebels had been encouraged by the Arab Spring and uprisings in neighbouring countries. While the NATO airstrikes helped defeat Ghaddafi, Libya has not managed to form a stable successor government. Instead, Libya has been entangled in a brutal civil war with two competing governments, both sides aided by several foreign powers with their own ambitions.
A conversation with our speakers: 

Barah Mikail, Associate Professor and the Program Director of Political Science and International Relations at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Alessia Melcangi, Assistant Professor of Contemporary History of North Africa and the Middle East, Department of Social Science and Economics (DiSSE), Sapienza University of Rome and Atlantic Council Non-resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Nicola Pedde, Director of the Rome and Brussels based IGS-Institute for Global Studies, an independent think tank focusing on the Middle East and Africa

The webinar was moderated by Dr Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of UIs MENA-programme.



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