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Can Libya Be Reassembled?

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 28, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
A T-54 tank belonging to forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) takes position in Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on November 21, 2016, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to retake control of the Mediterranean coastal city.

A T-54 tank belonging to forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) takes position in Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on November 21, 2016, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to retake control of the Mediterranean coastal city. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

(MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

European and regional powers and the United States once appear to be preparing to intervene in Libya to degrade the power of jihadist groups operating there. Given the divisive and fractious nature of Libya, putting together a viable and sustainable political system after the military intervention will remain the largest challenge....

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