Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran and Rafik Hariri Center Associate Director for Research Lara Talverdian write for The Hill on why the international community should enforce an arms embargo on Libya:

The international community must enforce an arms embargo and do all in its power to prevent meddling by external actors if a UN-brokered effort to form a national unity government in Libya is to have any chance of success. Failure to do so will have grave consequences the aftershocks of which will be felt well beyond Libya’s borders.

The beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts by an affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Libya last month and Egypt’s unilateral decision to respond to that incident with airstrikes on the militants underscored the urgency of a situation that is fast spiraling out of control.

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