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Inside the Battle for the New Libya

18 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE London


Frederic Wehrey, Senior Fellow, Middle East Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Elham Saudi, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House 

Chair: Tim Eaton, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



The death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule and raised hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, Libya has suffered from interlinked political, security and economic crises that have weakened state institutions, damaged its economy and facilitated the proliferation of non-state armed groups. 

Starting from an analysis of international policies following the dictator’s death, panellists will discuss the findings of Frederic Wehrey’s new book, The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya, seeking to explore what went wrong in Libya and where the country is now headed.