Libya Tribune

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Constitutionalism and political order in...

3 myths about the past and a new constitution By Carmen Gehaa & Frédéric Volpib Libya’s 2011 revolution enabled ordinary citizens and an emerging civil society to voice their demands on a variety of key issues including Libya’s new...

He saw death so close

By Pinaki Roy  A survivor of the Mediterranean tragedy in May narrates how manpower brokers treated fortune seekers in Libya, and the horrific experiences of his trip to Europe.

Braving flying bullets in Tripoli’s turf...

By Saleh Sarar Tripoli’s just under two million residents used to fondly refer to their city as the bridal pearl of the Mediterranean Sea, thanks to its cultured serenity and quiet, a metaphor which they still nostalgically cling on to.

What is the future of Libya?

By Michael O’Hanlon & Federica Saint Fasanotti While world leaders remain confused and divided and, most of all, usually indifferent over the future of Libya, its municipal leaders point the way forward.

Russia’s Involvement in Libya is a...

By Sebastian Rees On September 9, Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) carried out a series of targeted air strikes on forces aligned with Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).

War is a great teacher

By Marily Sasota Gayeta War dramatically changed my students’ lives. I had witnessed how carefree teenagers became socially involved citizens.

Why Troubled Libya Isn’t a Lost...

By Michael O’Hanlon Washington must pressure Gen. Khalifa Hiftar to pull back forces from Tripoli and make clear what is obvious on the ground: this conflict will not be won on the battlefield.

The United States is missing in action in...

By Josh Rogin Whatever you think of President Barack Obama’s decision to militarily intervene in Libya in 2011, the fact is that the United States has a responsibility in making sure that country has the best possible chance of achieving...

Audit Bureau to identify real causes of...

By Sami Zaptia The Tripoli-based Audit Bureau of Libya revealed yesterday that its committee, formed to investigate the causes of Libya’s acute power cuts that have been plaguing the country since the 2011 revolution, will present its final...

What’s next for Libya?

On September 19, the Brookings Institution held an event on the state of affairs in Libya. Questions from the audience followed the panelists’ conversation.

Libya: Locked or moving forward?

By Karim Mezran One of the unfortunate consequences of Libya’s crisis is that the main players with decision-making power in Libya’s conflict are the regional and international powers involved in the crisis.