A new paper just published utilizes field-based research and interviews in order to examine the rise and fall of hybrid security sector institutions in Libya.
The report -- Politics by Other Means: Conflicting Interests in Libya’s Security Sector, by Wolfram Lacher (pictured) and Peter Cole -- focuses on three major institutions in particular: the army, the Supreme Security Committee (SSC), and the Libya Shield Forces (LSF).
According to authors, the entire security sector has become “defined by political factionalism”, and a balance of power between institutions cannot be achieved as long as there are two major rival poles that are strong enough to seize and consolidate state authority.
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(Source: Small Arms Survey, POMED)