Foreign Policy Essay
Libya's House of Cards: Elections Without Institutions
Rhiannon Smith, Jason Pack Sun, Aug 19, 2018, 10:00 AM
Editor’s Note: After years of civil war in Libya, the recent plan to hold elections there seems like a rare ray of sunshine, creating hope that the country may be on the path to peace. Jason Pack and Rhiannon Smith of Libya-Analysis, however, urge caution. They point out that because of a lack of judicial accountability and security, among other problems, elections risk exacerbating violence rather than resolving it.