Another International Mediation Fiasco in Libya
June 6, 2011
The Libyan civil war began on February 15, 2011 when Muammar Gaddafi’s security forces began to violently suppress the civil protests against his regime. Within a week, the country plunged into civil war and Libya now presents an example of an international conflict mediation fiasco.
“The events in Libya show how an uncoordinated, non-strategic, ad hoc approach to serious conflicts leads to the utter failure of peace.” The article outlines how the UN Security Council took inconsistent steps that helped lead to the chaos that has ensued by removing bargaining chips from the negotiating table.