Libya Tribune

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To respond to Russian jets, give the Libyan...

By Tom Rogan Responding to Russia’s covert deployment of fighter aircraft to support Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army insurgent force, the Trump administration should provide Patriot air defense systems to the Libyan Government...

Haftar and the Tribes

By Michael Young In an interview, Alison Pargeter discusses the calculations of Libya’s tribes and their impact on the struggle for power.

Are the foreign patrons of the Libyan war...

By Jonathan M. Winer Absent major military escalation by his foreign patrons, Khalifa Hifter has now lost the war he initiated against Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli.

The citizens of Libya are suffering!!

All sides have to take the blame for this bloody stalemate By Ahmed Aboudouh There are many reasons for both sides to feel responsible for the current situation, here are some of them.

How a Libyan artist is documenting the...

By Razmig Bedirian Razan Al Naas is paying tribute to the country’s rich and diverse history through her work. The nearly touching hands from Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam meet centre frame in one of Razan Al Naas’s collages...

Libya’s Don Quixote Haftar

By Amira Abo el-Fetouh Almost a year ago, when the coup leader Khalifa Haftar attacked the Libyan capital Tripoli with his mercenary militias, I wrote an article in which I said, “The battle of Tripoli is a decisive battle between the forces...

Libya Needs European Boots on the Ground

By Stefano Marcuzzi The EU must seize on the strategic opportunity presented by the coronavirus pandemic to take the initiative away from Russia and Turkey in Libya. The arrival of the new coronavirus in Libya has not interrupted the battle...

What Turned the Battle for Tripoli?

By Ben Fishman & Conor Hiney A boost in Turkish drones and air defense systems enabled forces in Tripoli to establish local air superiority and ease pressure on the capital, leaving each side’s foreign patrons with tough choices about...

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

By Paul Iddon There is no end in sight for Libya’s civil war, since neither of the two warring factions can defeat the other, nor negotiate a peace settlement in good faith. This leads to one question – will Libya inevitably become a de...

Russian presence in Libya more dangerous...

By Abraham Mahshie Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the rebel leader who controls Libya’s oil-rich east, recently declared he has a popular mandate to rule all of the North African nation, a move that may give Russia the upper hand if he can succeed in...

Libya is heading for catastrophe if guns are...

By Shannon Ebrahim Libya has become a cesspool of foreign agendas that are stoking violent conflict, making it particularly difficult for the AU to exert its influence over the conflict and silence the guns.