A Tipping Point in Libya’s Long-Standing Conflict
Africa’s most oil-rich nation has turned into a battleground for half a dozen foreign states. In the west, is the UN-backed Government of National Accord and NATO. In the east, is warlord Khalifa Haftar. Russia, Egypt, Turkey, the UAE and France are all involved. But why is Washington staying out of it? And what is Moscow’s endgame in the war-torn country?
Jonathan M Winer
Former US Special Envoy for Libya
Anas El Gomati
Director of the Sadeq Institute
Russian Foreign Policy Researcher at Oxford University
Libya Adviser to former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi
Marco Carnelos is a former Italian diplomat. He has been assigned to Somalia, Australia and the United Nations. He has served in the foreign policy staff of three Italian prime ministers between 1995 and 2011. More recently he has been Middle East Peace Process Coordinator Special Envoy for Syria for the Italian government and, until November 2017, ambassador of Italy to Iraq.