POLITICO quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on EU efforts to assist Libya:

“There are many powerful subjects that are profiting from the actual chaos and that are opposing a deal: people-smugglers, local mobsters, terrorist groups, warlords,” said Karim Mezran, a Libya expert at Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. “Rationally I am not very optimistic.”

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