The West must step in to break divided Libya’s deadlock

Tripoli protest against the extension of the interim General National Congress's mandate until December 2014 (photo: dpa)
Tripoli protest against the extension of the interim General National Congress's mandate until December 2014 (photo: dpa)

France, Great Britain and the United States helped create the chaos in which Libya now finds itself. Large swathes are under the control of militias and it is teetering on the brink of secession, with its borders wide open. Assassinations are multiplying and there are currently some 8,000 former Gaddafi regime officials and combatants in jails. Yet there is a chance that the West will miss this historic opportunity to build a true federal nation.

The West must step in to break divided Libya’s deadlock

AS THE situation in Libya continues to deteriorate, despite the official statements of its government, the time has finally come for the West, and more particularly for France,...

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