A Way To Keep Libya From Itself? Defend Its Oil From Its Politics

The Petroleum Facilities Guard, which is charged with protecting Libya’s oil infrastructure, has devolved into local fiefs.
Between 2013 and last September, these blockaded nearly all of Libya’s main oil ports and tried to leverage that chokehold into ransom money and political power.
Ring-fencing Libya’s oil sector from local and international rivalries would have an enormous impact on the country’s prospects, both economic and political.
The camp based in the east — a loose affiliation of federalists, the last elected parliament and the Libyan National Army — controls almost all the oil ports.
Another useful measure would be to amend the Libyan Political Agreement, the United Nations-sponsored deal from 2015.

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