Algeria’s Role in Libya

This policy outlook explores some of the critical elements driving Algeria’s foreign policy concerning the on-going conflict in Libya.

This policy outlook explores some of the critical elements driving Algeria’s foreign policy concerning the on-going conflict in Libya. Despite the existence of a panoply of national security threats at its borders, ranging from the abundance of weapons, the presence of terrorist groups, and the interference of regional rivals, Algiers seems to be favouring the mediation route, expressing its willingness to facilitate dialogue between the Libyan protagonists. While the civil war is threatening to create a spill over effect into the Algerian territory, several factors appear to neuter Algeria’s will for an all-out intervention. This policy outlook examines these multi-layered considerations and provides insight into some of the complex dynamics at play.​

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