Ben Fishman is a Senior Fellow in The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Articles & Testimony
If Haftar does not pull back his forces, Washington and the EU should sanction him for disrupting the UN-backed peace process.
April was supposed to be a notable month in Libya’s post-Gadhafi transition. After organizing local dialogues across the country, the UN Support Mission in Libya scheduled a national dialogue conference in Ghadames, away from the coastal centers where intense political jockeying has paralyzed the political system. But instead of meeting to discuss the country’s future identity and political shape, Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the head of the eastern-based Libyan National Army, blew up the prospects for dialogue by launching an offensive against Tripoli on April 4...