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From Qadhafi to Chaos: Libya's Centrality in Western Geostrategy and the Fight Against Jihadism

  • 08 Jan 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MST)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Denver-Downtown. 1400 Welton St. Denver, Co 80202
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Jason Pack

President of Libya-Analysis®

The Trump Administration has largely ignored the protracted conflict in Libya, attempting to outsource its resolution to our European allies. Yet, the fallout from the multiyear civil war -- which ignited three years after the fall of former Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi -- has major implications on Western geostrategic interests throughout the Mediterranean basin. Libya is an area of commercial, military, and diplomatic competition: oil firms, militias, jihadists and the major Gulfi and European powers all have their proxies in the country.

Visiting Denver to answer these crucial concerns is Jason Pack. His presentation will discuss the inception of the current crisis, Libya’s militias, the Islamic State’s presence, the migrant crisis and what US policy towards these interlocking issues should be.

Event Details

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking Reception with Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Audience Q+A

About Jason Pack

Jason Pack is the Executive Director of the U.S.-Libya Business Association, founder of EyeonISISinLibya.com, and coauthor of "The Origins and Evolution of ISIS in Libya (Atlantic Council 2017)." He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek and Foreign Policy. Pack has briefed the British Ministry of Defence, the US State Department, NATO, the UN, and most European governments.

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