Sinking state

Print edition : March 20, 2015

An Italian policeman stands guard as migrants wait at the port of Lampedusa to board a ferry bound for Porto Empedocle in Sicily on February 20. Italy is the worst affected by the surge of asylum-seekers heading from Libya in the aftermath of the Western intervention. Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP

A view of the damage caused by a bomb blast at the gate of the Iranian Ambassador’s residence in Tripoli on February 22. Photo: ISMAIL ZITOUNY/REUTERS

General Khalifa Haftar. A former army officer who served under Qaddafi, he now leads an army with the avowed aim of reuniting Libya. Photo: REUTERS

The aftermath of the regime change that the West instigated in Libya four years ago has turned into a threat to the global order.
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