Thursday, August 27, 2020
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) proposed the creation of the DMZ to de-escalate a tense military standoff over the city.
- 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.