CNN.com cites a Rafik Hariri Center report which examines the threats to Libya’s stability, provides a detailed mapping of the militia landscape, and details policy options for the Libyan government and its international partners:
Making threats has paid off: “Groups which have pursued their objectives through threats, force, blockades and boycotts have been rewarded with their agendas,” the Atlantic Council concludes in a new report. It urges the government to assert its authority and end appeasement of the different groups that have brought Libya to the brink of chaos. Easier said than done. As the authors acknowledge, these groups are in the government, and can bring down any prime minister who threatens their interests, as well as deny the resources needed to build an effective military.