Does Libya Need an Economic Approach to Peace?
In the March/April 2020 issue of The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Elaine Pasquini reviewed Jason Pack’s research on an economic approach to peace in Libya, which he had published on January 2020 and presented at a public panel at the Middle East Institute. The event also featured former commercial officer at the American Embassy in Tripoli, who supported Pack’s argument. Pack’s latest research provides an in-depth analysis of the roots of Libya’s unique forms of dysfunction and seeks to examine how the Berlin Conference process and pending Congressional legislation (the 2019 Libya Stabilization Act) can be used as correctives and incentives to move towards an economic-based approach to peacemaking in Libya.
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