Next Stips in Libya Economic and Government
Stablization and Security Challenges
By: William Danvers - July 2016 - Centre for American Progress
Introduction and summary
The alarming security, economic, and political trends in Libya are currently a critical issue for the international community. Europeans are particularly con- cerned about Libya as a point of departure for refugees and migrants.1 Despite recent progress, the presence of the Islamic State, or IS, in Libya is also an urgent security issue for the country, as well as for the United States, Europe, and Libya’s neighbors. At the same time, Libya is struggling to unify its government. Libya’s downward economic spiral further complicates the possibility of a uni ed govern- ment and a more stable Libya.