By Ben Fishman Testimony submitted to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
By Nawas al-Darraji A villa in Misrata is abuzz with activity as mothers prepare food parcels with poems and messages of love...Read More
By Bill Law From Libya to Yemen, Emirati military adventures have come at a huge cost to civilians.Read More
By John Bowlus For decades, Libyan oil has been a linchpin of European oil-supply security.
By Fayez Serraj Tripoli’s Government of National Accord needs help to stop Khalifa Haftar in his attempted takeover.
By Mustafa Abushagur For the last four weeks, the Libyan capital of Tripoli has been the latest battlefield in Libya’s on-and-off war of the past five years. However, this time it is very different.
By Mustafa Sanalla Neither side of the civil war should get complete control of the country’s main economic resource. Neither side of the conflict should get the keys to the country’s treasure.
By Karim Mezran The grinding war of attrition for control of Tripoli is nearly a month old.
Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh Libya’s was the only Arab Spring revolution that had complete components and was going down the path of powerful revolutions against all things old and corrupt before demolishing them in order to build something new.
By Yury Barmin Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing and later discussing...
By Sasha Toperich Khalifa Haftar, the renegade Libyan general, took many world leaders and most experts by surprise when he attacked Tripoli on April 4.
Adherents of a Salafi school, the Madkhalis, are gaining prominence on both sides of Libya’s divide, causing concerns about puritanical agendas imposed through military and religious institutions.
By Michael Young A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The White House disclosed, in a statement on Friday, that the US President, Donald Trump, made a phone call with the commander of the Dignity Operation, General Khalifa Haftar, on Monday.
By Jeffrey Feltman In a late-night statement on April 7, Secretary of State Pompeo, discussing the escalation of fighting around Tripoli, said: “We have made clear we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the...
By Tarek Megerisi Haftar, Libya’s latest and putatively greatest strongman, is on the move again in Libya.
AFTER YEARS of turmoil in Libya, United Nations envoys believed they were on the verge of striking a deal this month that would have brought the country’s factions together at a conference to agree on a unified government and a plan for...
By Maxim A. Suchkov Hifter, the strongman who controls two-thirds of the Libyan territory, ordered his forces April 4 to make a “victorious march” on Tripoli, the capital of the UN-backed government of Fayez al-Sarraj, supported among other...
By David D. Kirkpatrick & Suliman Ali Zway The United Nations-backed government of Libya sought on Saturday to reassure its Western supporters by distancing itself from terrorists and extremists.
By Yacqub Ismail As Field General Khalifa Haftar ordered the Libyan National Army to take over the capital city of Libya, Tripoli.