Since 2011 Libya has been torn apart by civil war. Today the Libyan Civil War is approaching a dangerous threshold of breaking out into a wider regional war with Turkey, Russia and various European powers taking different sides in the struggle. The breakdown of the Libyan state has already acted as a draw to various extremist groups from ISIS to al-Qaeda. There is also a wider refugee crisis that is operating in the background of the Libyan Civil War.

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One of the members of the military protecting a demonstration against candidates for a national unity government proposed by U.N. envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, is pictured in Benghazi, Libya October 23, 2015. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – GF20000029968

JB Shreve is joined by Dr. Malachi Nichols and Terrell Spencer in this podcast episode that explains what is happening in the Libyan Civil War.

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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at