Libya Tribune

Opinions

Is Libya Putin’s Next Target?

By Joseph V. Micallef With the future of the Assad regime now well in hand, the Kremlin has turned its attention to another former Soviet client in the Middle East – Libya.

Change Has Not Come to the Middle East

By Michael Singh At first glance, it would appear that the Middle East President Donald J. Trump now faces is far different than the region which confronted President Barack Obama in 2009. 

Islamists and the political scene in Libya

By Heba Mahmoud The questions differed regarding the Islamic political currents, and the Washington role in forming and using the Islamic political movements following the inauguration of the president of the United States, Donald Trump...

North Africa six years after the Arab...

Moderator: Tarik Yousef The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) hosted a panel discussion on January 16, 2017, reflecting on the political situation in North Africa six years after the Arab uprisings.

Libya’s Political Stalemate: (3) Once and...

By Virginie Collombier After the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, many different actors – political and military; Islamist and not; tribal, local, domestic, foreign and transnational – are competing with one another for power and hegemony...

A New Civil War Could Break Out in Libya

By Wolfgang Pusztai and Arnaud Delalande Beginning in December 2016, the Saraya Defend Benghazi — also known as Benghazi Defense Brigade — an Islamist militia group that formed in June 2016 to oppose Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s...

Return to the Constitutional Legitimacy:...

Despite all national, regional and international efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis, the political, economic and security situation is still far away from achieving a minimum level of stability.

LIBYA – A failed state… and no way to...

By Wolfgang Pusztai Since the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, Libya is struggling to regain stability. Various international initiatives to stabilize the country did not bring the anticipated results.

Watch Libya for the First Sign of...

By Leonid Bershidsky Those who are waiting for the first signs of cooperation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin should keep an eye on Libya.

The Other Libya

By Waleed Al-Tellily Many people around the world don’t know much about the other life inside the wounded Libya other than that they read about in media.

Too late for economic reforms

By Suliman S. Al-Shahomy It is not possible now to speak about the efficiency or feasibility of any economic policies that could save the current crumbling situation.

Former Tunisian FM: Only Libyans Can Solve...

By Almunji Alsaidani Tunisia- Former Tunisian Foreign Minister Rafik Abdul Salam, who is also a leader in Ennahda Party, revealed the role Tunisia and his political party have been playing in convincing Libyan parties of the necessity of...

POPULISM AND POLITICAL ISLAM

When making critical decisions, states tend to fall back on deep-rooted tradition, which has been built up over centuries of experience in the areas of governance and politics.

Presentation on Libya Beyond ISIS: Prospects...

By William Burns, Jonathan Winer, Frederic Wehrey Summary: Jonathan Winer, who has served as the U.S. State Department’s special envoy for Libya and Senior Advisor for Mojahedin-e Khalq Resettlement, speaks with Carnegie’s Frederic...