Libya Tribune

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Benghazi’s Reconstruction: Memory...

In downtown Benghazi a few weeks ago, the historic Jumhouria Hospital witnessed the demolition of one of its damaged buildings, as part of the municipality’s attempt to begin reconstruction in the war-torn city’s central Al-Sabri district.

Libya’s long winter – The civil may...

By Avijit Goel Arab lands hate a power vacuum. Most of them still seek fragile peace or a semblance of governance in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, which saw long established power structures being demolished.

Libya: Which present? Which future?

By Emre Gönen It has almost become customary to start an article on Libya by saying, “once again the country is at war.” It is a fact that since 2011, the fall of Gadhafi, the dictator of the country, no central authority has been...

A major blow for Khalifa Haftar in Libya

By Ferhat Polat The latest territorial loss has put militia leader Khalifa Haftar in a weak position, and it is the right time for the international community to bring him to the negotiating table to help end the power struggle in Libya.

Who is responsible for the Libyan chaos?

By Barah Mikail It will still be a long time before Libyans stop paying the price of a malicious international game that grapples with the inability of their leaders to look beyond their own interests.

Victory in Tripoli is harder than Haftar...

Misplaced Optimism in Libya By Jacob McCarty  Is the long-running civil war in Libya winding to a close? The Libyan National Army (LNA) and its larger-than-life leader, Gen. Khalifa Haftar, seem to think so.

How Lobbyists Are Cashing In on Trump’s...

It’s kind of a crazy scenario By Dan Friedman With one phone call in April, President Donald Trump undercut years of American diplomacy in Libya, leaving US policy toward the war-torn state uncertain.

KINGDOM OF MILITIAS (1)

Libya’s Second War of Post-Qadhafi Succession By Jason Pack In early April 2019, General Khalifa Haftar instructed the Libyan National Army (LNA) to take Tripoli by force, initiating Libya’s Second War of Post-Qadhafi Succession.

Libya’s fragile economic gains thwarted by...

By Ali Abdulaziz Issawi When the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) was formed in Libya in December 2015, it was facing an enormous amount of work to restore the country’s social fabric and rebuild its devastated...

Testimony of Thomas Hill on the Conflict in...

By Thomas Hill European interventions  The regional proxy war being fought in Libya between Arab states is further complicated by the unhelpful intervention of several European states, including France and Italy.