MinbarLibya – International

Analyses

The Global Anti-Corruption Revolution

By John Feffer Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems.

Europe Finances Libyan Militias to Curb...

By empowering Libyan warlords and constraining rescue missions, migrant numbers to Italy have halved. But at what cost? By Leanne Tory-Murphy On 10 May, in the early European summer, a rescue vessel patrolling the Mediterranean Sea came across...

What do people in the Arab countries want...

By Andrea Teti and Pamela Abbott Arab respondents mostly reject the EU brand of formal liberal democracy in which elections are essential, but civil and political rights remain decoupled from unprioritised social and economic rights.

Why Election in Libya is More Likely to Lead...

The Case Against Elections in Libya By Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser Normally, a call for elections is a sign of a vibrant democracy. In Libya, however, the current rush to hold a vote within a few months from now—a proposal that has been...

After the Fall: Views from the ground of...

By Alison Pargeter This report by Libya specialist Alison Pargeter elicits Libyan views on international operations in Libya and analyses the possible effects of such operations on Libya’s longer-term stability.

The general’s trap in Libya (2)

By Emily Estelle A strategy that backs Haftar will not lead to good governance.A strategy that backs Haftar will not lead to good governance. It is a tempting shortcut that will ultimately harm American interests.

The general’s trap in Libya (1)

By Emily Estelle The Trump administration may yield to the temptation to back a would-be strongman, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, ostentatiously committed to the destruction of political Islamism.

Libya: Activists Being Silenced

Attacks, Threats, and Harassment Human rights defenders, activists, and social media bloggers have been physically attacked, detained, threatened, harassed, and disappeared by armed groups,

Fault lines of the revolution: political...

By Wolfram Lacher Of all the states affected by the Arab Spring, Libya has experienced the deepest transformation to date. The diversity of actors emerging on the political scene is staggering.

The Libyans Have a Different Take on Their...

By Tom Cooper On Aug. 19, 1981, U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat fighters shot down two Libyan air force Su-22 fighter-bombers over the Gulf of Sidra. The American pilots’ version of the clash is well-known in the West. The Libyan view of the battle...

The Muslim Brotherhood and the GCC: It’s...

By Courtney Freer Many have speculated that one cause behind the Gulf crisis is Qatari support for the Muslim Brotherhood, but the history of the organisation in the countries behind the rift complicates this narrative.