On 31 October US Secretary of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni met with the Prime of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj to discuss the need for drastic reforms in the country. Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011 Libya has been in a permanent state of flux. Hampered by civil war the country is on the brink of economic collapse with three different bodies including Sarraj’s Government of National Accord all claiming political legitimacy to govern.
Dr Nicola Pedde is the Director of the Institute for Global Studies and the Editor of Geopolitics of the Middle East, a journal of the IGS and “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He is also the Research Director for the Middle East at the Italian Ministry of Defense Center for Higher Strategic Studies.
Dr H. A. Hellyer is Associate Fellow in International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London and Senior non-resident Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Centre for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council. Dr Hellyer was appointed as Deputy Convenor of the UK Government’s Taskforce for the 2005 London bombings, and served as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s first ESRC Fellow as part of the ‘Islam’ & ‘Counter-Terrorism’ teams with FCO security clearance.
The event will be chaired by RUSI Research Fellow Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi.
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