December 24, 2015
Mezran on Libya Peace Agreement
“The U.N.-brokered Libya peace agreement is hamstrung by security challenges, the uncertainty that it may actually end up producing a third power center in a country that already has two rival governments, and questions about whether the envisaged national unity government can even operate from Tripoli,” says Karim Mezran, a senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank.
Mezran, also an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, attended some of the key peace conferences. He told VOA the new unity government’s chances will “depend on the degree of support Western governments give it, and if the Egyptians, the Qataris and the Turks are really on board.”