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Moving Past Libya’s Failures

By Omar Auf After years of turmoil, Libyans thirst for unity and an end to the nine-year conflict. What should the making of a settlement in a divided Libya look like?

A Light in Libya’s Fog of Disinformation...

By Khadeja Ramali (Interviewed by The Africa Center) Divisions within Libya’s civil war have been amplified by foreign-sponsored disinformation campaigns. Reconciliation and peacebuilding will require local actors to reclaim Libya’s digital...

Oil, Arms, Drones, and Regional Tensions:...

With the War for Tripoli won in the late Spring by the defenders and a new mutually hurting stalemate taking hold around Jufra and Sirte over the course of the summer, the arena of Libya’s Wars of Post-Gaddafi Succession have shifted to...

Security sector stabilisation and...

One thousand and one failings By Hamzeh al-Shadeedi, Erwin van Veen & Jalel Harchaoui This paper looks at security initiatives in Libya between 2011and 2018 in the context of its civil war to identify security sector stabilisation and...

The Maetig-Hafter proposal to resume oil...

By Sami Zaptia Just when you think Libya is complicated – it gets even more complicated. Khalifa Hafter and his international allies have on the issue of the oil blockade seemingly outmanoeuvred Faiez Serraj and his allies in western Libya.

“This‌ ‌War‌ ‌is‌ ‌Out‌...

The Internationalization of Libya’s Post-2011 Conflicts From Proxies to Boots on the Ground By Frederic Wehrey For almost a decade, Libya has been riven by increasingly internationalized conflicts, stemming from local and regional fissures...

Women in Libya Amidst the Triad of Death:...

By Ghady Kafala Under the constraints and policies of the current lockdown imposed by most countries in the world, including Libya of course, due to the Corona pandemic, the problem of domestic or marital violence emerged at a bigger scale than...

A Law of Diminishing Returns: Transitional...

By Mahmoud Hamad This paper focuses on transitional justice in Libya since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi. It finds that unlike many countries that suffer from a paucity of transitional justice legislation, numerous relevant constitutional...

Turkey’s ‘Blue Homeland’: striking a...

By Elis Gjevori The vital role Turkey has played in Libya and against warlord Khalifa Haftar has given Ankara a louder voice when it comes to the battle for supremacy in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Bernard Lévy in Libya, the failed return

By Patrick Haimzadeh Saturday July 25, 2020, Bernard-Henri Lévy (BHL ) attempted a “return” to Libya. It was as brief as it was failed. Arrived the same morning by private jet at Misrata airport, he had to cut his trip short and...

Libya’s future depends on constructive...

By Mehmet Öğütçü Libya has been mired in violence between competing forces, militias, and jihadists since the toppling of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. UN efforts to broker peace have failed, so many external actors have entered...

Would S-400 deployment in Libya be...

By Basel Haj Jasem The course of events in Libya will be soon determined by the positions of Ankara and Moscow and a decision that will be made by Washington – which has yet to throw its weight on the power scales. The parties will definitely...

There is No Muslim Liberation Cause the UAE...

There is No Muslim Liberation Cause the UAE Will Not Sabotage By CJ Werleman When you piece all strands of the UAE’s foreign policy together, what you have is a Muslim-led country standing in firm opposition to Muslims who seek freedom from...

Turkey-Libya .. Towards a Future Action Plan

By Essam AbdelShafy In light of the developments that the Libyan crisis has witnessed since the early 2020 until now, and with an escalating debate about the Turkish role in the crisis, and the difference that such role can make in support of...