Category - Analyses

How Europe can save diplomacy in Libya (1)

By Tarek Megerisi

Europe’s competing policies on Libya have resulted in its mismanagement of the conflict, contributed to an acute crisis in its neighbourhood, and created an image of European incoherence and weakness.

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How Europe Should Talk with Non-State Armed Groups in the Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa region is increasingly dominated by non-state armed groups wielding significant military and governance power. European governments need a deeper engagement strategy to draw these powerful actors into inclusive political processes and power-sharing structures that can help stabilise the region. Read More

Is Libya Capable of Exercising Sovereignty Over Itself? (2)

(This article was first published on February 20, 2018. We decided to republish it for its importance and relavence today)

By Deborah K. Jones

Libyans must decide whether they will make the necessary compromises that will enable them to form that government and exercise sovereignty over their state.

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Is Libya Capable of Exercising Sovereignty Over Itself? (1)

(This article was first published on February 20, 2018. We decided to republish it for its importance and relevance today)

By Deborah K. Jones

Libyans must decide whether they will make the necessary compromises that will enable them to form that government and exercise sovereignty over their state.

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Conflict Zones in the Time of Coronavirus (2)

War and War by Other Means

By Jarrett Blanc & Frances Z. Brown

The coronavirus has devastated fragile and conflict-affected states, exacerbating suffering and, in some cases, shifting power dynamics in ways that are likely to influence politics or the conflicts even when the pandemic subsides. Read More

Conflict Zones in the Time of Coronavirus (1)

War and War by Other Means

By Jarrett Blanc & Frances Z. Brown

The coronavirus has devastated fragile and conflict-affected states, exacerbating suffering and, in some cases, shifting power dynamics in ways that are likely to influence politics or the conflicts even when the pandemic subsides. Read More

A Most Irregular Army (8)

The Rise of Haftar’s Forces 

By Wolfram Lacher

This paper analyses Haftar’s rise and the concomitant transformation of his forces. The prevailing view sees the LAAF as a “core of regulars, many from the Qadhafi era, surrounded by an informal coalition of militias”.

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