Experts set out recommendations for Biden administration in Libya
On 17 December, Michael O’Hanlon and Federica Saini Fasanotti published an opinion piece with The Hill in which they set out recommendations for the newly elected Joe Biden administration on how to address the Libyan political and security stalemate. O’Hanlon and Saini Fasanotti precisely identify the core issues at stake, such as revenue distribution and engagement of the appropriate political and security actors supported by a decentralized approach. In their paper, they also encourage a particular focus to be given to the Libyan Coast Guard, to reposition this institution for the emergence of coordinated local forces. Thus far, it remains unclear what position will the Biden administration adopt towards Libya, after a Trump mandate characterized by a certain disengagement.
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