Why Europe Has Lost its Relevance in Libya
Depending on how the conflict evolves in the coming months, European states may seriously consider putting boots on the ground.
Things are not going well for European diplomacy in the Libyan civil war. The latest initiative, convened by the German government in January, assembled the major foreign supporters of Libya’s warring factions in Berlin, with the aim of having them back off.
Yet, despite an encouraging final communique agreeing to halt weapons deliveries and fighting, the sweeping commitments had been broken within a matter of days from multiple sides.