K. Mezran, A. Varvelli (a cura di), FOREIGN ACTORS IN LIBYA’S CRISIS




Since 2011 the Libyan crisis has moved from being a domestic dispute to assuming increasing importance at the international level. Today it represents a crucial issue affecting global security. The intervention of external actors in the Libyan crisis was mainly driven by a desire to direct the transition towards outcomes that would best meet their own political and economic interests. Accordingly, each external player tried to support one specific faction, favoring either the Parliament in Tobruk, upheld by Khalifa Haftar, or the Presidential Council headed by Fayez al-Serraj in Tripoli, the latter being legitimized by the UN as well as by local militias in both Misrata and Tripoli. This report analyzes the troublesome re-building of Libya with a focus on the specific role played by international actors (neighboring and Gulf countries, European nations, Russia and the US) which make it more of an international rather than a domestic issue.

Karim Mezran. Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Arturo Varvelli. Senior Research Fellow and Co-Head of MENA Region Program. He is lecturer of History and Institution of the Middle East at IULM University in Milan and coordinator of the training course on the new forms of terrorism at ISPI.

ISPI. The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) is an independent think tank dedicated to being a resource for government officials, business executives, journalists, civil servants students and the public at large wishing to better understand international issues. It monitors geopolitical areas as well as major trends in international affairs. Founded in Milan in 1934, ISPI is the only Italian Institute – and one of the few in Europe – to place research activities side by side to training, organization of international conferences, and the analysis of the international environment for businesses. Comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis is achieved through close collaboration with experts (academics and non-academics alike) in political, economic, legal, historical and strategic studies and through an evergrowing network of think tanks, research centers, and Universities in Europe and beyond.


Curatori: Karim Mezran, Arturo Varvelli
Editore: Ledizioni
Collana: Pubblicazioni ISPI
Pubblicato in: settembre 2017
Lingua: inglese
ISBN cartaceo: 9788867056439
ISBN ePub: 9788867056446
Prezzo cartaceo: 12 €
Prezzo ePub: 6.99 €

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