Libya Tribune

Analyses

The Quest for Accountability in Libya: A...

By Kate Vigneswaran & Vito Todeschini Accountability is typically absent from many discussions on Libya, despite the prevalence of gross human rights violations and crimes being committed on a widespread scale.

It’s the Economy Stupid (1)

How Libya’s Civil War Is Rooted in Its Economic Structures By Jason Pack This paper claims that the root of the country’s stymied transition and its post-2014 civil war is primarily economic – not political or ideological.

Impunity Begets Impunity

International accountability as a tool to empower and protect By Jeremie Smith & Karim Salem Over the last eight years Libya has become increasingly ruled by warlords and armed groups who regularly carry out brutal crimes and atrocities...

Lost Justice: Across the Libyan desert...

By Salah Marghani It was seemingly innocuous. On 2 February 2017, the Italian Government, supported by EU, prompted a Libyan UN-proclaimed Presidential Council or (GNA), to sign a vaguely albeit smartly worded memorandum of understanding (MOU).

A Warlord Rebuilds Benghazi in His Own Image

A Return to Gadhafi Era By Mirco Keilberth and Fritz Schaap Benghazi was the center of the revolution against Gadhafi, the former Libyan dictator. After driving out the February 17 revolutionaries, warlord Khalifa Haftar has set up a culture...

Another conference on Libya? Enforce the...

By Ben Fishman Five months into Libya’s latest civil war, the violence continues unabated. Since Khalifa Haftar launched his attack on Tripoli in April, the war has left more than 1,100 dead and over 100,000 displaced.

Hifter and the false narrative of...

By Emadeddin Badi Khalifa Hifter has managed to garner outside support by appealing to foreign states’ desire for a stable Libya, but this rogue former general and would-be authoritarian has proven a troublesome proxy.

Defining and Understanding the Next...

By Richard Baffa, Nathan Vest, Wing Yi Chan, and Abby Fanlo This paper defines Salafi-jihadis are those who undertake armed struggle to impose their Salafi idealization on their societies and worldwide.

Citizenship on hold (4)

Undetermined legal status and implications for Libya’s peace process By Valerie Stocker This policy paper aims to provide an overview of citizenship-related grievances in Libya and approaches to address these.

Citizenship on hold (3)

Undetermined legal status and implications for Libya’s peace process By Valerie Stocker This policy paper aims to provide an overview of citizenship-related grievances in Libya and approaches to address these.

Citizenship on hold (2)

Undetermined legal status and implications for Libya’s peace process By Valerie Stocker This policy paper aims to provide an overview of citizenship-related grievances in Libya and approaches to address these.

WHO IS FIGHTING WHOM IN TRIPOLI? (4)

How the 2019 Civil War is Transforming Libya’s Military Landscape By Wolfram Lacher This Briefing Paper examines the identities and interests of the forces fighting each other over control of Tripoli.

Islamism and the state after the Arab...

Between people power and state power By Frederic Volpia & Ewan Stein This paper examines the trajectories of different Islamist trends in the light of the Arab uprisings. In the following section, we track the evolution of statist and...

Citizenship on hold (1)

Undetermined legal status and implications for Libya’s peace process By Valerie Stocker This policy paper aims to provide an overview of citizenship-related grievances in Libya and approaches to address these.