15 Mar 2016

A stable Libya would close the door to Daesh

Giovanni Faleg

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Author: Giovanni Faleg

Series: CEPS Policy Briefs  No. of pages: 6

Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, everything has seemed to conspire against the transition process in Libya. The idea of a stabilisation force has met political resistance in most European countries, because there is little appetite for long-term interventions that carry a high risk of casualties. This author argues that, among other initiatives, ground forces are nevertheless a necessary component of stabilisation in this fragile country. He makes four recommendations to guide the engagement of external actors.

Giovanni Faleg is Associate Researcher at CEPS and Consultant to the World Bank Group.