Libya Tribune

Commentaries

There’s more to Libya’s recent show of...

By Bel Trew The prime minister’s government currently relies on a hodgepodge of ‘recognised’ militias that have intermittent loyalty to his cabinet, including that of alleged war criminal, general Haftar.

Middle East: Everyone for Himself

By Evgeny Buzhinsky Chairman of the PIR Center Council Lt-Gen Yevgeny Buzhinsky (Ret.) speaks on the prospects for a collective security system in the Middle East, regional divergences and the influence of external forces in an interview...

The City as Barracks: Militarization of...

The earliest memory I have of visiting the building site that would become our family home in Benghazi is the road; the long stretch of the Tripoli highway road seemed unending to a 14 year old, and the idea of living on the edge of the city...

What Khaled Al-Meshri Thinks About the...

By Matthew Reisener Libyan officials say there is a cause for cautious optimism. Eight years after the start of the Arab Spring, the full impact of this upheaval on the region remains unclear.

French-Italian proxy war in Libya

By Marianne Arens There are concrete material interests behind the sharp tensions between France and Italy, which in February led to France recalling its ambassador in Rome.

Libya’s Conflicts Enter a Dangerous New...

By Wolfram Lacher Recent advances by Khalifa Haftar’s “Libyan Arab Armed Forces” in southern Libya are changing power relations in Libya in ways that undermine the UN’s ongoing attempts at brokering a political solution.

Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by...

Ulf Laessing Graffiti covers the walls of a Greek amphitheatre in Cyrene, an ancient ruined city in eastern Libya now struggling with neglect, vandals and illegal confiscation of land by locals.

Where Libya’s revolution began, many...

By Ulf Laessing Sitting in his cafe near the spot where the protests against Gaddafi touched off the Libyan revolution eight years ago, Miftah Atluba is not sorry the dictator has gone.

Libya: Civilians Caught in Tightening Siege

Allow Aid Access, Disclose Names of People Detained Forces allied with one of Libya’s two competing governments who appear to have defeated local fighters in the Old City quarter of Derna, in eastern Libya, should immediately allow aid and...

Post-Gadhafi Libya slides from crisis to...

By Rim Tahar Eight years after the revolt in Libya against Moammar Gadhafi’s authoritarian regime, a modern and democratic state remains a distant dream in a country that has been sliding from crisis to crisis.

Libya Elections by Year-End ‘True...

By Henry Meyer Libya should be ready to hold elections this year, with rival factions on track to hold a national reconciliation conference by the end of March, the United Nations envoy to the oil-rich but chaotic north African state said.

Libya remains a battleground eight years...

The country is riddled with political and military divisions since the uprising against Gaddafi. A modern and democratic state remains a distant dream in Libya years after the revolt against Gaddafi‘s authoritarian regime.