From Qadhafi to Chaos: Libya’s Centrality in Western Geostrategy and the Fight Against Jihadism
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The Trump administration has largely ignored the protracted conflict in Libya, attempting to outsource its resolution to our European allies. However, the fallout from the multiyear civil war— which ignited three years after the fall of former Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi — has major implications on Western geostrategic interests throughout the Mediterranean basin. Libya is an area of commercial, military and diplomatic competition; oil firms, militias, jihadists and the major Gulf and European powers all have their proxies in the country.
Join the Vail Symposium as Jason Pack, executive director of the U.S.- Libya Business Association, discusses the inception of the current crisis, Libya’s militias, the Islamic State’s presence, the migrant crisis and what US policy towards these interlocking issues should be.
This program is generously underwritten by Mary Pat and Keith Rapp
Want to brush up on your knowledge about Libya and its evolving position in global politics? Peruse this informative report from Pack, Smith and Merzan for the Atlantic Council.