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.
By Angus McDowall, Orhan Coskun, and Ulf Laessing As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this...Read More
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...
By Mohamed Abufalgha After more than 400 days of fighting, the time has come for the United States to step onto the Libyan stage.
By Kristina Kausch Depending on how the conflict evolves in the coming months, European states may seriously consider putting boots on the ground.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
By Omer Karasapan In February 2020, the Libya-Italy Memorandum of Understanding on Migration (LIMUM) was extended for another three years.
By Declan Walsh A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos.
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 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.
By Muhittin Ataman European countries recognize the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only legitimate representative of the Libyan state and people.
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...
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.
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.