Category - Visions

What’s next for Libya?

On September 19, the Brookings Institution held an event on the state of affairs in Libya. Questions from the audience followed the panelists’ conversation. Read More

Incremental Elections

A Public Policy Initiative

By Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser

Ensuring Fair & Free Elections And Overcoming Obstacles In Selecting A Parliament, Forming A Government, And Ratifying A Constitution For Libya Read More

Keeping Libya on the U.S. dashboard

It has the potential to give democracy a beachhead in a crucial region

By Khalifa Ghwell

Since the revolution in 2011, which was supported militarily by the United States, Libya has been ruled by divided governments. Read More

The Potential for Decentralization in Libya

By Karim Mezran, Elissa Miller, and Emelie Chace-Donahue

Libya today is close to being considered a failed state. The political system is stalled and authority is divided between an internationally recognized government, the Presidential Council and Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) in Tripoli and the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk. Read More

LIBYA – The Poland of the Middle East

In the aftermath of a new attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, the Egyptian army retaliated. This Monday the Egyptian air force has flown a series of air strikes against the Shura Council of Derna in Libya – whom they hold accountable for the attack that cost the lives of 29 copts last week. So far no nation, nor group, have claimed the attack. Read More

Discussion: Libya’s path to a viable constitution?

By Sharon Lynch

Given how Dr Shennib’s opening statement called for a new level of thinking, it may have surprised some when he raised a timely and contentious issue, Libya’s path to a viable constitution, and posited what might be considered revisionist thinking by some: a return to the Constitution of 1963. Read More

President Trump, don’t ignore Libya

By Federica Saini Fasanotti

Dear Mr. President,

In your April 20 meeting with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, you discussed the extraordinary emergency facing not only Italy, but all of Europe—namely migratory flows on the scale of those seen during World War II. Read More

Negotiating Peace in Libya

By Rachel Ansley

In order to end the civil war in Libya, those competing for power must meet, negotiate, and establish a path to free and fair elections early in 2018, Jonathan Winer, a former US State Department special envoy for Libya, said at the Atlantic Council on March 9. Read More

Institutions not Factions

By Frederic Wehrey and Caroline Zullo

On February 15, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace held a closed-door workshop on reforming Libya’s security sector with ten Libyan attendees from the western, southern, and eastern parts of the country. Read More