Date: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 02:30 am
Location: at the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
  • Galip Dalay, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Wolfram Lacher, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
  • Anas El Gomati, Founder and Director, Sadeq Institute


Panel discussion: 30 minutes
Discussion with audience: 30 minutes

A light lunch and beverages will be served.


Six months after the Berlin Conference on Libya this year in January, the Libyan conflict is in full spate and the military map of the conflict is changing dramatically. Turkey and Russia have emerged as the two most important foreign actors shaping the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean. Despite the fact that the conflict is taking place in Europe's immediate neighbor-hood, the EU is largely absent and clearly not unified on Libya. On the contrary, its member states are waging a de facto proxy war against each other. 

Irrespective of the role Europe plays, the outcome of the Libyan imbroglio will significantly impact European foreign and security policies, as well as domestic politics.  The Berlin Conference, Germany's major diplomatic effort in coordination with the UN, was certainly a step in the right direction. However, this conference bore little on the course of the crisis. 

This session aims to tackle the following questions:  

  • What are the possible scenarios in Libya? 
  • What can we expect from Europe, the UN, and the US on Libya? 
  • Is Europe an actor in Libya?
  • Is the Berlin-UN process dead?
  • What are the prospects for relaunching the political process?
  • How are Turkey and Russia redefining the military and political conditions in Libya?

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