Libya: arms, embargo and diplomacy in the shadow of the islamist threat

Should arms be sent in Libya to address the growing power of Daech, in case this country would create a national unity government? Such an interrogation raises unavoidable other questions. First from a legal perspective: what about the EU and the UN embargos to which Libya is constrained? Second, from a political point of view: who should be armed, and under which conditions? And thirdly from a military one: why send more arms in a country already flooded with weapons? These are the question this Note will try to answer. 

Crédit photo : obus non explosé à Syrte (crédit : Christian Jacob Hansen, Danish Demining Group)