Rafik Hariri Nonresident Senior Fellow Hafed Al-Ghwell writes for Gulf News on why the United Nations dialogue on Libya will fail:
It’s clear that talks in Libya will fail. Now it’s just a matter of what to do next. I say when, not if, because there is every indication that the UN-sponsored dialogue in Morocco and elsewhere will fail; and every official and non-official I spoke with knows that.
The few US officials who are following the Libya conflict are now busy preparing options for a new policy on Libya to be adapted in a matter of weeks. This will take place as soon as it becomes clear that the efforts of the UN Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, will not produce a sustainable peace agreement between the warring groups in the Libyan conflict.