Libya: UN Optimism On Talks Belies War Preparations On The Ground

Ongoing fighting and the determination of both sides to scale up their armed capabilities continue to cast a shadow over talks on a unity government.

Talks on the formation of a unity government in Libya resumed in mid-April after a hiatus of more than two weeks. But as with the previous round of talks in late March, the negotiations were held against a backdrop of continued fighting. Forces linked to both the...