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Spoilers will try to derail Libya DMZ talks

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Significance

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) proposed the creation of the DMZ to de-escalate a tense military standoff over the city.

Impacts

  • Both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France may fear a DMZ will help entrench Turkey in Libya.
  • Oil terminals will continue sporadically to shut and reopen, reflecting power struggles and negotiations.
  • Agreement between Turkey and Egypt on a DMZ would weaken Russia’s position in Libya.
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