War economy at the heart of Libyan conflict
On 15 May, in an article for Daily Sabbah, Merve Sebnem Oruc reports on the conflict opposing the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) to the forces aligned with Eastern-Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar ongoing since April 2019. The author highlights the support provided by Turkey to the GNA which contributed to its recent military gains. Analysing Haftar’s strategy and resources, Oruc quotes founder of Libya-Analysis Jason Pack’s report for the Italian Institute for International Political Studies published in May 2019. In this report, Pack demonstrates that war economy is at the heart of the Libyan conflict and is the key for the international community to put an end to the crisis.
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