Libya: An Escalating Crisis on Europe's Doorstep

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RUSImotif 2A panel discussion about the current situation in Libya, exploring possibilities for both further escalation and political reconciliation, analysing future security challenges, and associated effects upon regional and European security in the near to medium term.

Three years after the NATO-supported overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is descending ever-further into political chaos and violence. Two rival administrations in Tobruk and Tripoli are claiming to be Libya's legitimate sovereign authority and both are backed by alliances of numerous competing militias. Intervention from several regional actors is further complicating the situation. While the UN is trying to broker a political settlement, Libya's fragile polity is in danger of collapse.

The discussion will be chaired by Jason Pack, President and Founder of Libya-Analysis and confirmed panellists include:

  • Richard Northern, former British Ambassador to Libya (2010-2011)
  • Mary Fitzgerald, Journalist reporting from Libya since 2011
  • Abdul Rahman al-Ageli, former Security Adviser to the Office of the Prime Minister and Founder of the Libyan Youth Forum

To attend, please register online using the "Book your place" button above. If you have any queries please contact Sabrina Downey, Projects and Events Director, at

Event manager: Sabrina Downey


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