The Egyptian approach to the Libyan crisis
On 30 Novembre, Khaled Mahmoud published with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace an analysis of Egyptian president Sisi’s strategy for Libya. Mahmoud reviews the efforts deployed by Egypt to mediate talks for the unification of Libyan armed forces between the Libyan National Army (LNA) headed by General Haftar, and the Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj and supported by the UN and the international community. He argues that Sisi’s efforts to broker the reunification of the Libyan army are less about stabilizing its neighbor than empowering General Haftar against common Islamist adversaries, in a strategy to secure the Egyptian territory.
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