“What rebellion? There is no rebellion; there is only a desperate fight for existence on the soil which our fathers possessed long before us.”
By Sarah Larson Six minutes into Skye Fitzgerald’s half-hour documentary “Lifeboat,” Jon Castle, the soft-spoken captain of a boat that rescues North African migrants attempting to make it across the Mediterranean, leans over a nautical...
By Soukaina Rachidi Despite difficulties, a pioneering magazine based in Benghazi is using Japanese art as a medium to share a creative message of hope and empowerment with communities throughout Libya.
By Alejandro de la Garza Behind every world conflict are individual stories of human suffering and dignity. For legendary Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, few places were too dangerous to search those stories out.
By Kaleem Aftab Director Naziha Arebi’s documentary follows a female team’s struggle for cultural acceptance.
Reviewed by Sara S. Razai Few scholarly studies, if any, have critically analysed the relationship between law and revolutions during periods of political and societal upheaval in a systematic and rigorous way.
By Karen Dabrowska Libyans can be shaped by tragedy but should never be defined by it. That was the message from Libyan poet Farrah Fray, who spoke about her work at London’s P21 Gallery, which hosted an exhibition of contemporary Libyan...
Review By Dexter Filkins In 2011, a vast uprising of ordinary people across the Arab world appeared initially as a moment of exhilaration — the Arab Spring, it was called — but very soon, nearly everywhere, it collapsed into mayhem.
By Francis Tapon Barack Obama called Libya a “shit show” and that it was the “worst mistake” of his presidency.
By Frederic Wehrey BENGHAZI, Libya — The villa complex that formerly housed the United States diplomatic mission in this city, the site where four Americans died during attacks that began on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, sits astride a dusty...
By Chatham House This article was based on the findings of a new Chatham House research paper ‘Libya’s War Economy: Predation, Profiteering and State Weakness’ by Tim Eaton.
By Mary Louise Kelly In April 2016, former President Barack Obama singled out the “worst mistake” of his presidency: his administration’s lack of planning for the aftermath of the 2011 military intervention in Libya.
By Sami Rahman Sami Rahman lists the Muslim women from around the world clocking up millions of views for their TED talks addressing rights, religion and rebellion and more.
By Sami Zaptia On the eve of the seventh anniversary of Libya’s 17th February Revolution, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the impunity for violence against journalists in Libya forcing them to flee abroad since 2014.
By Erin Neale An unusual protest erupted in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on February 15, 2011.
Summary: continuing anarchy. Limited bloodshed but the population suffering. UN efforts stalled, elections not very likely.
By Libya Analysis Arturo Varvelli has written a report for The George Washington University Program on Extremism titled “Islamic State’s Re-organization in Libya and Potential Connections With Illegal Trafficking.”
The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) hosted a panel discussion on October 4, 2017, which discussed the possibilities and challenges of pursuing transitional justice in the Arab world.