Western – 12 January 2015

Jan 12, 2015 | International actors

Italy’s PM Matteo Renzi opened the door to a UN-sanctioned peacekeeping mission in Libya should negotiations fail. It is unclear what impact, if any, will this week’s terrorist attack in Paris have over France’s already pro-active policy in Libya. However, if one reads the tea leaves Renzi’s statements can be understood as applying pressure on both sides and on Bernardino Leon to reach an agreement or face the consequences of an Italian or possibly Franco-Italian push for a peacekeeping mission.