Libya Contemplates a Future Without Khalifa Hifter
Apr 14, 2018 | 14:11 GMT
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- Khalifa Hifter has tied Libya's future to his own, but he will have difficulty in unifying the country because of his divisive nature.
- The contours of Libya's conflict will change dramatically if rumors of Hifter's ill health are true.
- Hifter's erstwhile backers in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will continue to shift toward working with others in Libya.
- Changes in the balance of power in Tripoli that have resulted in the ouster of Misratan and Islamist militias could pave the way for a deal involving Hifter's Libyan National Army.