The Effect of Western Engagement on Libyan Peace Process
Analysis by Anna Maria Dzunic
This analysis aims to present the engagement of Western powers in Libya and how it affects the peace process of the country following the Libyan Political Agreement. It focuses on three particular issues: the rivalry between France and Italy; the emergence of a militia cartel in Tripoli with a tacit approval of the West; and finally, the contested engagement of the United States of America in the country. All these suggest that the current and fragmented approach to Libya on behalf of the West is unsustainable if the goal is to met, namely, long-term peace and stability in the country.