Libya has been in a constant state of instability ever since the famous dictator Muammar Gudaffi fell from power during the Arab Springs Revolution. The country has then been plunged in a state of civil war since then. Among the many tribes formed in Libya and many of them have been fighting each other and have been trying to influence the politics. For quite a few years, the United Nations have led talk about trying to create a unitary government but because there is so many conflicts, their efforts is to no avail. Maybe it would be time for a more aggressive approach? Maybe an intervention is in order.
If the UN were to intervene in Libya that would definitely make a complicated situation. From past experience, it has been shown that Intervention is a complete success or a complete failure. The most recent Iraq war is a prime example. After the US intervened they left it with an unstable government and possibly worse than it was prior to US involvement. On the other hand, after World War II, Japan and West Germany were able to successfully learn from their interventions and become democratic powerhouses. So in the case of Libya, we must as ourselves: Is an intervention a good Idea? One might argue in favor because if the UN did put boots on the grounds they would be able to fight the different tribes and bring back some order and security and find the right people to lead the country. It would have to be different than the 2011 NATO intervention, because when Gaddafi was deposed, they told themselves that their mission was over and left Libya in a state of civil war. If the UN were to not intervene, they would have to continue doing mediation talks with the different tribes in order to attempt to unite.
So in this case, there is no right solution. On one hand, you have a solution that could result in the death of many and even destabilize the country even more. On the other hand mediation is not helping unite the country and people are still dying because of the divide that Libya is suffering from. “Libya has rapidly unraveled in much the way Iraq did following that invasion: swamped by militia rule, factional warfare, economic devastation, and complete lawlessness.” This is a very tricky situation indeed.