The Libyan Conflict: Implications of the Regional Geopolitical Competition
May 27, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm
As the world has turned its focus to the global pandemic, the conflict between the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and General Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has continued unabated. Despite multiple calls for ceasefires, Haftar’s forces have continued to advance against Tripoli, bombing hospitals, shelling areas, killing civilians. Turkey’s support for the internationally recognized government in Tripoli has allowed GNA to make significant advances in recent months against LNA, which is supported by regional actors such as Russia, Egypt, and the UAE. As the regional geopolitics bears heavily on the situation in Libya, the ongoing conflict has implications for the Eastern Mediterranean and the broader Middle East.
The SETA Foundation at Washington, DC is pleased to host an expert panel discussion on the conflict in Libya.
Karim Mezran, Director of the North Africa Initiative and Resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Talha Kose, Senior Researcher at the SETA Foundation in Istanbul and Chair of the Political Science and International Relations Department at Ibn Haldun University
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC