Elissa Miller

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Elissa Miller is a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. She is currently a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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European Interference in Libya Could Derail U.N. Efforts

The United Nations is preparing a new diplomatic push to reconcile feuding parties in Libya. The war-torn country will be a major topic at the upcoming U.N. General Assembly this month and Secretary General Antonio Guterres is set to convene a high-level meeting at which he will present a new action plan on Libya. The new plan, though, could be sabotaged from the start. Political maneuvering by several European states focused on narrow national interests has undermined U.N. diplomacy in Libya in recent months. Absent European unity and support, the U.N. effort will likely falter.