Rhiannon Smith

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Rhiannon Smith is Managing Director of Libya-Analysis and www.eyeonisisinlibya.com.

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Foreign Policy Essay

Libya's House of Cards: Elections Without Institutions

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.

Daniel Byman