The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) under Khalifa Haftar has evolved beyond its original stronghold in eastern Libya to expand its territorial control and absorb new forces into its structure.
A new Chatham House paper, The Libyan Arab Armed Forces – A network analysis of Haftar’s military alliance provides insight into this evolution and argues that the LAAF is not an integrated organisation but rather is best understood as an alliance of networks of varying compositions.
At this webinar, panellists explore the paper’s findings in the context of recent developments in Libya including the formation of the Government of National Unity, and discuss the possible impact on and future of the LAAF.
The event will be held on the record and livestreamed on the MENA Programme Facebook page.
Speaker: Tim Eaton, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Respondent: Emadeddin Badi, Senior Analyst, Global Initiative on Transnational Organized Crime & Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Moderator: Amanda Kadlec, Founder, Evolve Governance & Former Member, UN Security Council Panel of Experts