Category - Commentaries

The Arab Spring’s foreign spoilers

By Christopher Phillips

 From the very beginning, foreign powers, whether regional or international, interacted with domestic forces and played a major role in determining the fate of Arab uprisings. Read More

How Joe Biden must view Libya

By Michael E. O’Hanlon & Federica Saini Fasanotti

How should the new administration of Joe Biden think about Libya? That country has tried for a decade to create some semblance of stability in the aftermath of the fall of Gaddafi almost a decade ago. Read More

Outsourcing Disinformation

By Shelby Grossman & Khadeja Ramali

In December 2019, Twitter suspended 88,000 accounts that were pushing narratives aligned with positions of the government of Saudi Arabia. Read More

Turkey’s Multiple Roles in the Libyan Conflict (2)

Manoeuvring Regional and Domestic Dynamics

By Pınar Ipek

Turkey’s assertive foreign policy over its sovereign rights in maritime jurisdiction areas in the Eastern Mediterranean is the immediate reason for Turkey’s involvement in the Libyan conflict.

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Turkey’s Multiple Roles in the Libyan Conflict (1)

Manoeuvring Regional and Domestic Dynamics

By Pınar Ipek

Turkey’s assertive foreign policy over its sovereign rights in maritime jurisdiction areas in the Eastern Mediterranean is the immediate reason for Turkey’s involvement in the Libyan conflict.

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The EU and The Libyan Walk-Up Call (3)

By Dario Cristiani

February 17, 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the revolution that toppled the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, whereas the country is as divided as ever. European countries played a crucial role in bringing Gaddafi’s regime to an end.

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WHY TURKEY INTERVENED IN LIBYA (2)

By Jalel Harchaoui

Through a historical analysis of Turkey’s military intervention in Libya, this essay identifies the various motivations, reasonings, and threat perceptions underlying Ankara’s current Libya strategy.

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DEAL OR DÉJÀ VU?

Libya’s Post-Conflict Political And Security Governance Dilemma

By Amanda Kadlec

Libya’s competing armed factions have reached yet another critical turning point in the country’s six-year-long conflict that peaked in the battle for the capital throughout 2019 and the first half of 2020. Read More

France returns to Libya

By Alessandro Scipione

France back to appear in Libya after months of absence, ready to take advantage of the crude oil that is back flowing and ongoing negotiations to form a new unity government. Read More

Milestone memorandums with Turkey change Libya’s fate

Building regular, modern, professional army in Libya next goal of Ankara-Tripoli cooperation.

By Enes Canli

As Libya goes through a critical period, two memorandums of understanding signed on Nov. 27, 2019, in the fields of delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and military security cooperation changed the fate of Libya. Read More