|Author (Person)||Megerisi, Tarek|
|Publisher||European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog, News|
On 10 April 2018 Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) and the strongman of Eastern Libya, took ill. His illness marked an inflection point in Libya’s fragile political situation. The prospect of a Haftar-shaped hole in the Libyan political scene could easily provoke coup attempts within the LNA or spark wider instability in Libya.
It could also impact on the activities of regional states that have based their policy on him, and on the diplomatic efforts to unify Libya’s fragmented political and security actors.
|Countries / Regions||Eastern Europe, Northern Africa|