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End of Tripoli siege raises fears of full-scale proxy war in Libya

In The News, 26 June 2020
Libya, Middle East and North Africa
HA Hellyer, a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and the Carnegie Endowment, said: “Generally, the Egyptian military is very conservative about engagement beyond its borders – it’s why they haven’t seriously engaged elsewhere in the past decade, such as Yemen or Syria. “Cairo isn’t about to jettison that kind of attitude, but at the same time, it has a strikingly serious view about security along its border with Libya. If Cairo decides to move, it would probably do so coordinating with the rest of its own regional axis, particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE.”

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H A Hellyer
Senior Associate Fellow

A scholar and author focusing on international relations, and religious studies, in the West and the Arab... read more