Since the removal of longtime leader Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, Libya has struggled to rebuild itself. Currently, warring factions are vying for control over the country following the dissolution of the country’s government.
This report analyzes the recent events that have placed Libya on its current path. In order to understand events on the ground, this report includes a breakdown of key Libyan parties and figures as well as an examination of the economic and energy dimensions of the conflict. The report then concludes with a look forward for Libya and recommendations for the U.S. and international community.