Libya Defence & Security Report 2015 - New Market Report
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[USPRwire, Mon May 25 2015] It is our belief that Libya finds itself in a troublesome predicament with strong rivalry existing between Islamist leaning factions and state security forces at both the political and military level. BMI views the Libyan crisis as a threat to wider regional stability where neighbouring countries concerned about security on their own borders are becoming increasingly involved. We think that the international community, with the United Nations at the forefront, need s to pressure the political actors to the negotiating table.
Our view is that with the rival establishment of government and parliament in Tripoli by the General National Congress up against the internationally recognised government and parliament to the east of the country, the country is becoming more and more divided. Given that we expect the fighting between Islamist leaning militia's and government backed armed forces led by General Khalif Haftar to be a long drawn out process, we think there is a need for greater pressure by the international community to call for negotiations and an immediate ceasefire. We think that if there are no greater calls for national dialogue, the fluidity of movement on the ground risks dragging in other neighbouring regional actors.
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We do not support any Western military action in the form of airstrikes, for example, because such action would provide increased opportunity for Al Qaeda affiliated groups to infiltrate the even larger security vacuum that would ultimately emerge. However, we think that the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission and a carefully drafted mandate supported and backed by the UN Security Council and Secretariat and key regional players, including Egypt, Sudan, and Tunisia could be immensely helpful in stabilising the situation. Noting that militia groups, in May 2014, stole hundreds of US-supplied weapons during a raid on a military base where US military instructors were performing training for the...
The Libya Defence & Security Report features BMI Research's independent forecasts for national and international security, the defence industry, military expenditure, employment in arms production, and arms imports and exports, as well as examining industry trends and prospects, national and multinational arms producers and the regulatory environment.
BMI's Libya Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Libyan defence and security industry.
* Benchmark BMI's independent defence and security industry forecasts on Libya to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Libyan defence and security market.
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