Libya Tribune

Commentaries

The Tunisia Model: Lessons From a New Arab...

By Sarah E. Yerkes The story of how the Tunisian revolution began is well known. On December 17, 2010, a 26-year-old fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi from the town of Sidi Bouzid set himself on fire outside a local government building.

Dictators and mass murders: Understanding...

By Mattew Davis Most of us can’t imagine wanting absolute control over a nation or feeling compelled to commit mass murders — so then what is it about a dictator’s psychology that makes them different?

U.S.-Made Airplanes Deployed in...

By Jared Malsin American military hardware is being used to undermine official U.S. policy in Libya, TIME has learned, as the United Arab Emirates has deployed warplanes manufactured in the U.S. in Libya in violation of a United Nations arms...

Libya’s Competing Governments Contend...

By Michael Rummel The Libyan civil war has found a new battlefield: the halls of Washington. The eight-year conflict shows little sign of ending, and the warring governments are stepping up their efforts to influence policymakers in the United...

Italy’s dubious policies in Libya

By Romana Rubeo & Ramzy Baroud In pursuit of easy solutions for the refugee crisis and lucrative deals, Italy has become complicit in Libya’s abuses.

Italy will renew the agreement with Libya...

By Annalisa Camilli On 2 November the Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Libya on Migrants (Memorandum of Understanding, Mou) signed by the Italian government with the Tripoli government on 2 February 2017 will be automatically...

Russian mercenaries expand Russia’s...

By Nicoli Due-Gundersen Moscow is working with private militias from the Wagner Group on a new hybrid-style approach to conflict zones as it looks to increase its influence with leaders and secure access to key energy resources.

Sarraj visit to Sochi exposes rival Russian...

By Kirill Semenov Following the visit to Russia by Fayez al-Sarraj, the leader of the Government of National Accord in Libya, Moscow and Tripoli plan to sign a contract on shipping 1 million tons of shipping of Russian wheat.

Libya. A “funny war” drones

By Maryline Dumas & Mathieu Galtier The stalemate of the Libyan conflict seems to discourage the international community, which remains passive in the face of continuing fighting.

Haftar’s offensive in Tripoli

By Ibrahim Sowan Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli, launched in April 2019, has been a setback. But the retired field Marshall is not finished.

Is the answer Tunisia?

By Rania Mostafa Tunisia was the first answer to the question “for how long?” Everyone was witnessing the manifestations of injustice and corruption with a fit of hidden anger, until the Jasmine Revolution came to light, followed by...