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The face of the Libyan Arab Spring, Mahmoud...

By Jason Pack & Sami Zaptia Pandemics don’t differentiate between pauper and prince. Yes, the world’s most vulnerable are generally the hardest hit, but so are a disproportionate number of its great statemen — likely due to their...

Remembering Libya’s revolutionary prime...

Another victim of COVID-19 By Jeffrey Feltman & Gene A. Cretz Largely overlooked in the incessant coronavirus news coverage in the United States was the death from COVID-19 of Mahmoud Jibril, one of Libya’s 2011 revolutionary leaders, in...

The Coronavirus Could Heal Libya

By Edward Joseph & Wolfgang Pusztai The pandemic might prompt the kind of cooperation needed to end the country’s civil war, after years of fighting and foreign intervention failed.

Security sector stabilisation and...

One thousand and one failings By Hamzeh al-Shadeedi, Erwin van Veen & Jalel Harchaoui This paper looks at security initiatives in Libya between 2011and 2018 in the context of its civil war to identify security sector stabilisation and...

The Middle East and North Africa over the...

By Tarik M. Yousef, Noha Aboueldahab, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Yahia H. Zoubir, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, and Nader Kabbani In this outlooks, the scholars tackle pressing challenges tied to governance, civil society, inequality, security, autocracy...

Libya — the big picture

By Aneela Shahzad If the Russians interfered with the 2016 US presidential elections, it was a huge calculation and it certainly paid off.

EU’s ‘Irini’ Libya...

By Tarek Megerisi With a typically forceful announcement by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on 31 March, the EU marked the launch of its new naval mission to Libya.

US inaction is hurting the chance for peace...

By James Durso United Nations Secretary General António Guterres moved quickly to nominate a successor to Ghassan Salamé, who served as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations (UN) Support Mission...

COVID-19 could decimate Libya, warns IRC

With the first case of COVID-19 now confirmed in Libya, the IRC is warning that an outbreak of the disease could have a devastating impact on the country, where conflict continues to tear people’s lives apart.

Why UAE seeking to crush Libya’s...

By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey Though the UAE seems to be helping Haftar capture Tripoli, its primary objective is to prevent an independent and stable oil-rich Libya from emerging.

Libya’s Sirte is preparing for a war of a...

By Omar Al-Hawari Since Sirte was seized by Haftar’s forces last January, the Interim Government affiliated to the Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) appointed new local authorities to run the city instead of the elected local council.

COVID-19 intensifies the case for...

By Sasha Toperich The world has been fixated on the COVID-19 virus, and rightly so. While the virus remains deadly and continues to proliferate, countries have become united in their efforts to prevent its spread.

Could coronavirus lead to a second Arab...

By Jason Pack & Nate Mason No part of the world will emerge unscathed from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Just because China and Italy were the first to be severely hit, does not imply, that when all is said and done, that...

Europe is Failing its Test in Libya

Instead of developing an “appetite for power” to quell the conflict, the EU has bitten off more than it can chew. By Bobby Ghosh Europe’s desire for strategic autonomy from the U.S. is being tested on the outskirts of Tripoli. It is not...