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Libya's transition: towards collapse


Lacher, Wolfram

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract Escalating power struggles are driving Libya’s transitional process towards collapse. Under the rallying cry of fighting terrorism, disparate political forces are seeking to suspend the transitional framework. They have no viable alternative to offer. External actors have insufficient influence to successfully mediate among the conflicting parties – but sufficient influence to complicate matters further. Western governments’ ambiguous signals partly reflect a serious miscalculation: the expectation that the political forces supporting renegade general Khalifa Haftar can succeed in establishing a new transitional framework and stabilize the country. (author's abstract)
Keywords Libya; political change; political conflict; power struggle; conflict management; transition; domestic security; election; Arab countries; North Africa
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Free Keywords Verhältnis Zentralregierung - Region; Vermittlung/ Schlichtung; nationale Versöhnung; Übergangsregierung
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Berlin
Page/Pages 4 p.
Series SWP Comments, 25/2014
ISSN 1861-1761
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications