Tag - Libya

Russia in Libya

By Giancarlo Elia Valori

Few days ago the press reported that dozens of Russian military “contractors”, supplied by the RSB Group, were already operating in Eastern Libya to remove mines from the areas around Benghazi, in a region recently freed from jihadists by the armed forces of Khalifa Haftar, who ever more seems to be the pivot of Russian geopolitics in Libya. Read More

The human cost of European hypocrisy on Libya

By Matteo de Bellis

When he saw boats in the distance, Issa knew he was going to live. It was July 2014 and he had spent hours in the sea, clinging to a plastic petrol container while women, men and children drowned around him. Read More

​ Next Libya Strategies, NATO’s Future and Italian Air Force

By Andrea Bonetti

A bright conversation about the Italian role in Libya, the future of NATO and the Italian Air Force operativity with Gen. (ret.) Leonardo Tricarico, former head of the Italian Air Force, former Deputy Commander of the Multinational Coalition Force in the Balkans and former military advisor of three Italian Prime Ministers (1999-2004) Read More

Europe’s Libyan gamble

By Karlos Zurutuza

The EU has pinned its hopes on cooperation with a deeply unstable Libya and a ragtag, resource-poor coast guard as it seeks to show it can control migration in a year of major elections in countries including France, Germany and the Netherlands. Read More

Refugee child abuse rampant in Libya

Thousands of refugee children are being abused, exploited and arbitrarily detained in Libya, UNICEF reports. Refugee children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route, UNICEF warned in a new report. Read More

The Continuing Threat of Terrorism in Africa

By Omar Mahmood

The fluctuations in successfully addressing this issue were particularly apparent in Libya. The Islamic State (ISIS) seized control of Sirte in May 2015, incorporating the coastal city as a key area of its global caliphate. Read More

Assassination of Arab Intellectuals by Extremists

By Mohamed Basyouni

The assassination of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on September 25, 2016, was no exceptional event in the history of the Arab region, which has reeled under profound decades-long crises that had an equally significant impact on societies and their way of managing their affairs. Read More