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…
The need for broader reforms in Libya
On 8 October, Tim Eaton published with The Chatham House an article about the Government of National Accord (GNA)’s new economic measures. In the article, Eaton reviews the different measures implemented by the GNA, highlighting that they do not constitute a long term solution to solve Libya’s economic crisis. Eaton moves on to argue that such reforms need to go hand in hand with broader structural reforms.
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