Survey on the Libyan National Army Declaration of a Conditional Ceasefire
By Imad Coulibaly
On Saturday the 11th of January the Libyan National Army – loyal to General Khalifa Haftar- announced a conditional ceasefire that would commence on Sunday at 10:01 GMT. The ceasefire will take effect provided the other warring parties, namely those aligned with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), abide by it. Echoing a Turkish communiqué made earlier during the week, on Saturday Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin met in Moscow and, amidst other foreign policy issues, made a plea calling for the warring parties to end all hostilities. The ceasefire comes over 8 months after Khalifa’s offensive on Tripoli in an attempt to defeat the GNA and has been praised and welcomed by the international scene in preparation for the UN-led Berlin Peace Conference on Libya.
Libyan National Army announce conditional ceasefire, 11/01/2020
Does the decision ameliorate the stability of the international system as a whole or does it lead to greater instability and increased tension?
+ 3Strong increase in international stability
+ 2Moderate increase in international stability
+ 1Slight increase in international stability
0No change in international stability
- 1Slight decrease in international stability
- 2Moderate decrease in international stability
- 3Strong decrease in international stability
Is the decision durable and are there the necessary resources to maintain it over an extended period of time?
Final-year multilingual undergraduate in International Law with Globalisation at the University of Birmingham. Interested in the domain of International Law and International Relations, more specifically in Peace, Security and Good Governance. Committed to increased political participation and stronger institutions on the African continent as well as increased liaison between Europe and Africa in topics of security, migration and development.