Understanding instability in Libya: will peace talks end the chaos?

Publication date: 17 Mar 2015 Organization: Clingendael CRU and Knowledge Platform Security& Rule of Law

Four years into the post-Qadhafi transition, Libya is home to two rivalling governments, numerous extremely powerful armed brigades, Islamic State strongholds, and a dangerous increase in criminal activity. Peace talks are held to bring together the warring parties in a national unity government. But can a political settlement end instability and violence?

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