Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Can the Turks be magnanimous after their...

By Jason Pack Last week, the Libyan civil war entered a discernable new phase with the first round of the world’s first extraterritorial drone war now concluded. The Turks are the undisputed victors.

To respond to Russian jets, give the Libyan...

By Tom Rogan Responding to Russia’s covert deployment of fighter aircraft to support Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army insurgent force, the Trump administration should provide Patriot air defense systems to the Libyan Government...

Libya: Into the EastMed arena

By Tarek Megerisi Libya’s recent history shows how a region-wide confrontation can make matters worse for vulnerable states – in Libya’s case, exacerbating the problems it already had. In turn, the Libyan war has complicated the issue of...

Are the foreign patrons of the Libyan war...

By Jonathan M. Winer Absent major military escalation by his foreign patrons, Khalifa Hifter has now lost the war he initiated against Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli.

The citizens of Libya are suffering!!

All sides have to take the blame for this bloody stalemate By Ahmed Aboudouh There are many reasons for both sides to feel responsible for the current situation, here are some of them.

The Turkish Victory Dividend in Libya

By Jason Pack Despite General Haftar’s contrarian bluster, the writing is now on the wall. His year-long campaign to take Tripoli has ended in abject failure. Will his victorious opponents, the Turks, extract their pound of flesh or will they...

Omar Al-Mukhtar’s Libya is now fighting a...

By Amira Abo el-Fetouh As I have said before, I was counting on the Libyan heroes of the February Revolution to continue their struggle against the reckless criminal Khalifa Haftar, and defeat his mercenary militias.

Challenges to Internationally Mediated Peace...

Since Turkey escalated its military intervention in Libya in early 2020, the coalition of armed groups fighting on behalf of the Tripoli-based and UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) have made considerable gains against Khalifa...

Russia’s Deepening Libyan Adventure

By Neil Hauer Russia has several options for escalating its involvement in Libya’s civil war, but the West could make continued intervention too costly for Moscow’s liking.

UN experts probe dispatch of Russian-made...

UN experts are investigating the deployment of at least eight Russian-made fighter jets to Libya in support of renegade general Khalifa Haftar, diplomats and people briefed on the matter said.

A weakened Haftar isn’t the end of...

By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey Haftar may be on back foot, but for Libyans the struggle is far from over. When Libya’s UN-recognised government forces captured the key strategic airport and military base al-Watiya from Khalifa Haftar’s...

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as...

By Declan Walsh With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices.

Battle of the alternates

By Tomas Avenarius and Paul-Anton Krüger The civil war in Libya escalated. Now there could be a direct confrontation between Turkey and Russia and the Emirates.