Following a bloody revolution and a couple years of transition, Libya confronts a range of challenges to its security and stability. Over the past three years, the international community—be it NATO, the UN, the G8, or other actors—has committed itself to help move along the transition and address Libya’s security issues, through such programs as building a General Purpose Force or encouraging a National Dialogue. Yet, the political process is at an impasse, political assassinations and kidnappings are on the rise, and the government remains unable to secure its desert borders or rein in militias.
So, what can the international community do to help address Libya’s mounting security challenges; what should outside actors do to help Libyans achieve long-term stability?
Four experts on Libya weigh in on the issue; each offers a different perspective on the role of international actors.
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