Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Don’t Let Turks & Russians Carve Up...

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.

On Libya, the EU Must Stand Up to France

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...

A tale of two cities twinned by treachery

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...

Tarhuna, Mass Graves, and Libya’s...

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. .

Egypt’s military gambit in Libya risks...

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...

Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention...

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...

Turkey untroubled by conflict with Egypt...

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...

Is US Africa Command hoping for a bigger...

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.

Bernard Lévy in Libya, the failed return

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...