Al Jazeera quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on recent developments in Libya: 

Meanwhile, talks scheduled to take place this week in Algeria between competing Libyan factions have been postponed in a sign that chances of reaching a negotiated settlement are decreasing. On September 15, head of the UN Support Mission Bernadino Leon told the Security Council that Libya has reached a “critical moment”, adding that “a faltering political process has brought the country closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife”.

Senior Fellow Mezran has summed up the impasse by saying that it’s not that foreign intervention is the cause of the current situation, but that external involvement “allows the fighting to continue”

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