First, Libya needs a de-conflicting mechanism to avoid escalation. If the . envoy cannot do it, someone else in the West should. What better opportunity for Britain to show its continued relevance after Brexit than this? Or why not the French foreign minister, who could beef up his legacy just weeks before leaving office? This should only be a temporary replacement for a fully functioning . mission capable of working on reconciliation, local cease-fires, and monitoring human rights violations. Both a temporary negotiator and the . could work on a number of confidence-building measures, such as establishing permanent channels of communication, liberating prisoners, reopening roads, and sharing humanitarian aid.