Libya’s Political Transition: The Path Ahead

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Brookings Doha Center, Saha 43, Bldg. 63, West Bay, Doha
19 January / 5:30 pm

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Nearly four years after Libya’s uprising against Muammar Qaddafi began, the country’s efforts to build a stable, cohesive, and democratic state are facing serious setbacks. The violence that erupted in May 2014 has continued as Libya has split into two broad camps. The Tobruk-based parliament has allied itself with General Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity against various revolutionary groups known as Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn). Meanwhile, Fajr Libya, an umbrella group allegedly backed by Islamists, is in control of Tripoli and other areas and has supported the establishment of a rival government.

As UN envoy Bernardino León has warned, Libya is facing “protracted conflict and civil strife.” Both camps have agreed to participate in UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva next week, after several postponements. At this critical moment in Libya’s transition, the Brookings Doha Center is pleased to host a discussion on the domestic security challenges and political deadlock the country is facing. Will the UN-sponsored talks help to stabilize Libya, or will its crisis continue to spiral out of control?

IMPORTANT: Due to limited available space, this event requires pre-registration. To reserve a place for yourself and/or a guest, please RSVP with the names of those who wish to attend to dohacenter@brookings.edu. Please arrive fifteen minutes before the event's start ti

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