Libya’s Post-Qaddafi Fissures

May 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
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A presentation by 
Jason Pack
Researcher
Cambridge University
President
Libya-Analysis.com

Commentary from
I. William Zartman
Professor Emeritus, School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University

Moderated by
Karim Mezran
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Some may absolve Libya’s current authorities for most of the blame for the current state of affairs, pointing instead to the Qaddafi-era legacy and the state’s subsequent lack of institutional capacity. In a new Atlantic Council report, “Libya’s Faustian Bargains: Breaking the Appeasement Cycle,” co-authors Jason Pack, Karim Mezran, and Mohamed Eljarh argue that, as the Morning Glory tanker incident has shown, it is the Libyan authorities' policy of appeasing opponents that constitutes the main cause for Libya's current struggles. The international community's commitment to supporting Libyan institutions will not be enough to help the country overcome its problems unless the question of appeasement is addressed head-on and decision-making takes a new direction. Please join the Atlantic Council for a discussion about the Libyan landscape and how challenging the policy of appeasement could be a viable path forward for the country.  




Bios

Jason Pack is a researcher of Middle Eastern history at Cambridge University, president of Libya-Analysis.com, and editor of The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future. I. William Zartman is professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Karim Mezran is a resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East where he specializes in the political transitions in North Africa. 

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