Could Libya unite under the threat of COVID-19 ?
In an article published on 7 April with Foreign Policy, Edward P. Joseph and Wolfgang Pusztai present an interesting scenario on the potential impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Libya, which could have positive effects on the tensions between Eastern and Western Libya. For Joseph and Pusztai, the urgency of cooperation to fight against the propagation of the virus could reignite prospects for a meaningful cease-fire in Libya. In such a scenario, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Tripoli could become an actor of unity in divided Libya, and rival foreign backers supporting rival factions could be involved to deliver humanitarian assistance.
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