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Faris Alikhan

Faris Alikhan is Faris Alikhan is a writer and foreign policy analyst based in Washington DC. He holds an MPhil student in International Relations from Oxford University.

Libya’s outgoing Prime Minister, Adurrahim al-Keib, stated recently that “we are seeing the birth of a new Libya that is as beautiful as the waves of the sea.” Yet, given the enormous task of building a new democracy from scratch — and the equally immense economic, ethnic and political problems plaguing the new state — those waves belie turbulent currents.