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What’s next for Gen. Hifter after...

By Mustafa Fetouri I recently made the five-hour drive from Tripoli to the little town of Harawah, home to the Awlad Suleiman tribe, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Sirte in eastern Libya.

The faces might change but the outcome is...

By Hafed Al-Ghwell A little more than a week ago, Ghassan Salame, the UN envoy to Libya, delivered his latest update to the UN Security Council about the situation in the war-torn country.

Libya: Reawakening the spirit of change

By Jonathan M. Winer The coming year will test whether the Libyan people will insist that the country move beyond its frustratingly limited transitional institutions to a more permanent, constitution-based government.

Challenges 2019 will bring for the Arab world

By Hafed Al-Ghwell It has only been a few days since the New Year fireworks lit up the skies of many of the world’s cities. For a brief moment, it was possible to forget the tumult and flurry of activity that marked the end of 2018, and...

Libya, country of all chaos

By Nicolas Berrod Since the fall of the dictator Gaddafi in 2011, the country, devoid of an undisputed ruler, is shaken by political crises, oil, migration, self-fuel on the other side of the Mediterranean.

30 Years Later: The Impact of the Lockerbie...

By Fred Burton Thirty years ago, pieces of Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747-121 that was carrying 243 passengers and 16 crew — rained down on the village of Lockerbie, turning the picturesque Scottish town into a fiery scene of horror.

Russia Has a Plan for Libya—Another...

By Henry Meyer, Samer Al-Atrush, and Stepan Kravchenko Vladimir Putin is working to fill voids left around the world as Donald Trump puts America first. Russia has a new potential leader for Libya.

Was IRAN behind Lockerbie bombing?

Terrorist’s daughter insists Tehran ordered destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 not Gaddafi’s Libya By Joel Adams Palestinian terrorists in the pay of the Iranian regime committed the Lockerbie atrocity, it has been claimed.

Final Report of the Libyan National...

On 20 September 2017 the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Libya, Dr. Ghassan Salamé, announced an Action Plan for Libya at a High-Level Event on Libya on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Conditions Improving for a US Return to Libya

By Matthew Cox The commander of a special Marine Corps task force said Friday that conditions on the ground are improving for the return a U.S. diplomatic mission to Libya, six years after a devastating attack on the American consulate in...

Elections in Libya: the difficult way ahead

By Amal Obeidi The Libya conference in Palermo has ended in a renewed push for elections in the crisis-ridden country. But is Libya really in a fit state to deliver on this commitment?

One Month Later: How Was The International...

By Michele Paolo On November 11, Italy organized an international conference on planning a fresh start for Libya. One month later we evaluate the outcomes. Since 2011, when Gaddafi the dictator lost his grip on his totalitarian regime, Libya...

What Must Change for Libya to Prosper?

By Edward P. Joseph It’s time to craft a new international compact with the Libyan people that reflects their core demands for local institutional support and national transparency.

Final Report of the Libyan National...

On 20 September 2017 the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Libya, Dr. Ghassan Salamé, announced an Action Plan for Libya at a High-Level Event on Libya on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Libya: Crawling Towards Compromise

The GNA (Government of National Accord) leader has invited the LNA (Libyan National Army) commander Khalifa Hiftar to come visit GNA headquarters in Tripoli and discuss unification.