Why Libya is Suddenly on the Verge of a Civil War

Libya today is arguably closer to a full blown civil war than at any time since the fall of Muammar Ghaddafi in 2011. A renegade general named Khalifa Haftar is on the march, seeking to upend an Islamist controlled parliament. Who is this man? What does he want? And why are conditions ripe for a civil war? How bad can this get?

In this episode of the Global Dispatches Podcast, I speak with journalist Marine Casalis who answers these questions and gives context to the unfolding situation in Libya. Have a listen!

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