By Rauf Mammadov Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.
By Khalid Al-Jaber & Giorgio Cafiero Leaders in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Saudi Arabia share the view that...Read More
By Jonathan Ruhe ‘Lead from behind’ has failed in Libya. The US must lead from the front to prevent a destabilizing deal between rival factions dominated by Russia and Turkey.
By Sami Hamdi For European powers, it is clear that the French gamble in Libya has failed and that Macron has led them into a quandary. France has actively pursued a foreign policy that seeks to secure its own interests at the expense of the...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is flexing diplomatic and military muscle in Libya to bring about a cease-fire and a new round of peace talks.
By Yvonne Ridley This is a tale of two cities twinned by treachery. Syria’s Jabal Al-Zawiya might be 1,800 miles away from Sirte in Libya, but their fates are very much intertwined as military forces threaten to put the regional powers of...
By Jalel Harchaoui Last month, forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognized government made a gruesome discovery within the vicinity of Tarhuna, some 50 miles southeast of the capital, Tripoli. .
By Jack Detsch, Amy Mackinnon Putin and Erdogan “act when there’s a stick involved,” a House aide said.
By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey On 20 July, Egypt’s parliament approved a military deployment to fight what it deemed “criminal militias” and “foreign terrorist groups” on a “western front”, showing its...
On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo’s ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive. Following Turkey’s intervention on the Tripoli government’s behalf, Egypt’s involvement...
Tel Aviv provides Haftar militias with training and weapons as Libya may become new market for Israel’s military exports.
By Elisabeth R. Myers With the LNA in retreat from Tripoli, but foreign powers still backing an escalation in the conflict, what next for Libya?
By Samer Khalil Al-Atrush Since the 2011 NATO-backed revolt in Libya that ended 42 years of rule by Qaddafi, the oil-rich North African country has been in perpetual turmoil.
By Metin Gurcan Ankara believes a large-scale Egyptian ground operation is highly unlikely in Libya, considering the likely dynamics of power struggles in the skies of Sirte and al-Jufra, between tribes in southern Libya and on air and naval...
By Seth J. Frantzman US Africa Command has not only been the most recent addition to America’s method of dividing the world into various areas of responsibility for military operations, but also one of the least well-known.
Warfare has stopped – for now – in the Libyan capital, but long power blackouts caused by years of poor maintenance still cause misery in the scorching summer weather.
By Patrick Haimzadeh Saturday July 25, 2020, Bernard-Henri Lévy (BHL ) attempted a “return” to Libya. It was as brief as it was failed. Arrived the same morning by private jet at Misrata airport, he had to cut his trip short and...
By Stasa Salacanin Libya’s conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.
Playing one country against the other and exploiting competing interests of regional powers, Haftar has done everything to keep the conflict running as a freeloader.