Saving Libya, Again (The New York Times)


What is needed in Libya, writes Dartmouth’s Dirk Vandewalle in a New York Times opinion piece, is “a European peacekeeping force that would shield the fledgling government from the various armed groups currently contesting its power, and one another, and allow it to rebuild state institutions.”

Vandewalle, an associate professor of government, says, “The responsibility for creating a peacekeeping force for Libya falls squarely on European states. Considering their longstanding economic and political interests in North Africa and their concerns over immigration, it is they, after all, that have the most to lose from Libya’s collapse. Libya is part of the European Union’s soft underbelly.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 11/11/14 by The New York Times.

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