Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Turkey’s decisive policy and Libya’s...

By Muhittin Ataman Turkey and the Government of National Accord (GNA), the only legitimate administration and the main representative of the Libyan people, signed two memoranda of understanding on the delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and...

What is the future of Libya?

By Michael O’Hanlon & Federica Saint Fasanotti While world leaders remain confused and divided and, most of all, usually indifferent over the future of Libya, its municipal leaders point the way forward.

Is a Libyan Warlord Beyond Law’s Reach? (1)

By William Ford Three lawsuits in U.S. federal court represent an inflection point in the global effort to hold Libyan war criminals legally accountable for torture and extrajudicial killings. .

The Erdogan Doctrine: Turkey’s regional...

Turkey’s involvement in various conflicts is a reflection of the Erdogan Doctrine that was formed by internal transformations that have led to the creation of a sophisticated military industry and a prosperous economy and shifted its view of...

A Fragmented Society: the Internal Dynamics...

While most discussions about the Libyan crisis revolve around geopolitics and international interference, internal divisions within Libya’s civil society and political institutions have also played a fundamental role in destabilizing the...

Why Turkey is flexing its muscles abroad

By Gönül Tol Immediately after a long-simmering conflict in the South Caucasus burst into open warfare late last month, Turkey came to the aid of its Turkic allies in Azerbaijan.

Will Libya opt for elections or another...

Since Gaddafi’s fall, Libya has entered several transitional stages. Calls have been growing inside Libya and abroad for holding legislative and presidential elections in the conflict-ridden country, instead of staging a new 18-month...

Conflict in Libya: Is there a new hope?

By Amb Anil Trigunayat The fact that the talks are going on and the two sides are hoping to arrive at an acceptable format with the support of all major stakeholders, this time around the scenario presents a more optimistic picture.

Moving Past Libya’s Failures

By Omar Auf After years of turmoil, Libyans thirst for unity and an end to the nine-year conflict. What should the making of a settlement in a divided Libya look like?

Libya: the question of Sarraj’s...

The announcement of the head of the government of national unity relaunches the discussion around the future of the country, including a possible national reconciliation desired by the UN.

Haftar, his son Saddam and the gold smuggling

Khalifa Haftar’s private plane landed in Istanbul twice last July. The Falcon 900 also landed during the same period in Abu Dhabi and then at the private Emirati airport of Al Batine, reserved for businessmen.

Libya at a crossroads

By Mokhtar Ghomidh Summary: The outcome of the Libyan conflict hinges on two options: (a) an endless and disastrous war or (b) a peaceful resolution that suits both warring sides as proposed by the Americans.

The International Community Cannot Ignore...

By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey With an eruption of protests and spate of political resignations, following a promising ceasefire, international actors are now more hopeful over Libya’s conflict.

Oil, Arms, Drones, and Regional Tensions:...

With the War for Tripoli won in the late Spring by the defenders and a new mutually hurting stalemate taking hold around Jufra and Sirte over the course of the summer, the arena of Libya’s Wars of Post-Gaddafi Succession have shifted to...