Southern Libya remains a region of endemic instability wracked by communal conflict, a shortage of basic services, rampant smuggling, and fragmented or collapsed institutions. The region has long existed on the periphery of Libya’s politics and international concerns—but that must change. Increasingly, the vacuum of governance in the south has drawn in political actors from northern Libya and outside states. Extremists seeking refuge in the south and migrants being smuggled through the region directly impact the security of Libya, neighboring states like Tunisia, and Europe…
Economic crisis worsens in Libya
On 19 May, Tim Eaton published for War on The Rocks a commentary in which he analyses the critical state of the Libyan economy as the conflict escalates in Western Libya for the control of Tripoli. Eaton’s article resonates as an alert regarding the deepening of Libya’s economic crisis and highlights the key importance of the economic factor in the global crisis in Libya, echoing arguments presented by founder of Libya-Analysis LLC Jason Pack in his latest researches.
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