Libya Tribune

International meetings aren’t enough to...

By Federica Saini Fasanotti When U.S. Special Envoy for Libya Ambassador Jonathan Winer testified recently before two sub-committees in the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the situation in Libya, he drew a positive and hopeful picture.

U.N. Reports: Libyan Migrants Suffering...

By Reuters Migrants in Libya are suffering consistent and widespread abuse, including arbitrary detention, forced labor, rape and torture, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Role Change for Muslim Democrats in...

By Sami Zaptia The phase of Tunisian political Islam protesting against autocratic regimes is over explained Rashid Ghannouchi, President of Ennahda party of Tunisia speaking today at the Med 2016 Dialogues conference in Rome.

Libya: Divided We Stall

  With the ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) threat largely eliminated the major problem remains a lack of national unity.

Smuggler or survivor? Migrants forced to...

By Patricia Thomas All migrant Marc Samie has of his fiancee is a picture in his mind. Louise, seven and a half months pregnant, is standing silently on a beach in Libya, tears rolling down her face as traffickers force him at gunpoint into a...

Libya’s oil war flares up

By Chris Stephen NOC’s plans to lift output are under threat after renewed fighting in the Sirte basin. After three months of peace, Libya’s oil war resumed on 7 December with fierce attacks on the country’s key oil ports, leaving...

Toward a More Perfect Union: (3/3) The...

By William Danvers If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

A Shift on Policy Towards Libya?

By Karim Mezran As the situation in Libya increasingly declines, and in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump at President of the United States, Libya experts are considering new ideas for US policy in Libya.

ISIS Remains Threat in Libya Despite Defeat...

By Eric Schmitt The Islamic State, though driven from its coastal stronghold in Surt this week, still has several hundred fighters who have dispersed across Libya and pose a threat to the country, its neighbors and, potentially, Europe...

Libya: Political Impasse and Deepening Rifts

Policy Analysis Unit- ACRPS Libya’s Presidential Guard, a body normally tasked with the protection of sites of presidential power and state guest houses, announced on Tuesday, 18 October that it was splitting off from the State Council...

Uncover the mystery of a notorious Fort...

By Jacy Marmaduke  There are two stories about the night a decorated ex-Green Beret shot a mild-mannered Libyan graduate student twice in the head and ran, the night a woman’s terrified screams pierced a silent Fort Collins apartment...

Toward a More Perfect Union: (2/3) The...

By William Danvers  If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

Islamic State looks to regroup in Libya...

By Aidan Lewis Islamic State has lost senior figures in an unsuccessful seven-month battle to defend its coastal stronghold in Libya, but there are already signs it will try to fight back through sleeper cells and desert brigades.

Russia in Libya, A Driver for Escalation?

By Tarek Megerisi and Mattia Toaldo Russia’s support for Khalifa Haftar in the name of countering terrorism could instead escalate Libya’s conflict and undermine the UN-sponsored political process.

Toward a More Perfect Union: (1/3) The...

By William Danvers  If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

Libya – Only the Brave

By Chris Stephen The capture of the country’s four central oil ports by the army of general Khalifa Hafter in September has seen oil production almost double, and brought the subsequent re-opening of abandoned fields by the National Oil...

Islamic State loses its stronghold in Libya...

By Sudarsan Raghavan Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group’s ambitions in North Africa.