Dr. Sasha Toperich is senior executive vice president of the Transatlantic Leadership Network. From 2013 to 2018, he was a senior fellow and director of the Mediterranean Basin, Middle East and Gulf initiative at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington.
Now that the disastrous crusade in Libya by warmongering and power-hungry Khalifa Haftar is defeated, it is time to address pressing issues shaking up the central government in Tripoli while the politicians and the international community struggle to stop further conflicts and return this war-torn country to political dialogue. Haftar’s war exacerbated an already bad political and social situation in Libya, further deepening political, regional and tribal divisions that tore apart the country’s social fabric with animosity and revenge, turning tribes one against another.