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Mapping Libya’s Jihadists (1)

By Jason Pack – edited by Rhiannon Smith Six years after protests first erupted in February 2011 against the brutal and repressive rule of Qadhafi, Libya remains a country beset by deepening political fragmentation, bloody internecine...

Official Islam in the Arab World: The...

By Nathan Brown The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.

Famine And Fighting .. Challenges Of...

By Rebecca Hersman and Sarah Minot Humanitarian catastrophe is becoming commonplace – part of a new normal in which fragile governments, violence, and conflict now too often co-exist with large-scale humanitarian crises.

Official Islam in the Arab World: The...

By Nathan Brown The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.

Tactical Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS...

By Dr Alia Brahimi and Jason Pack In December 2016, ISIS was ejected from Sirte by a coalition of forces allied to the UN-backed government. US airstrikes and special operations by western forces were integral to the campaign and, combined...

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one...

By Hadani Ditmars As Manchester reels from a night of horror, in the aftermath of a bomb that went off in a stadium full of young people, all thoughts are with the families of the victims. 

Strategic Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS...

By Dr Alia Brahimi and Jason Pack Though accompanied by curiously little fanfare, the Obama administration’s most significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) came not in Iraq or Syria, but in Libya.

A new recipe for Libyan civil war

By Mattia Toaldo A highly publicised meeting in Abu Dhabi is the beginning of a new strategy from Haftar, one that doesn’t necessarily end with peace.

Libya has become a hub for online arms...

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff Since 2011, Libya has become a hot spot of illicit weapons sales, many of which occur through messaging applications and social media networks, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Westphalian Model To Resolve Conflicts...

By Raghida Dergham The prestigious German think-tank Korber-Stiflung has recently raised a question regarding whether the Westphalia model can be implemented in the context of peacemaking efforts in Middle Eastern conflicts, while surveying...

In the Same Basket, or Not?

By Marc Lynch The White House has recently hosted two very different views about how to deal with Islamism. For more than a decade, the analysis of Islamist movements among scholars and policymakers has been divided between what might be...

THE CRISIS IN LIBYA: NEXT STEPS AND U.S...

By Frederic Wehrey “Libya is now more polarized than ever and the growing vacuum could breed more radicalism. Now is the time for American leadership to resolve the crisis, safeguard American interests, and help the country realize the early...

Arab Women in the Legislative Process

By Marwa Shalaby and Laila Elimam Women continue to face challenges in accessing the higher echelons of political power, but also in playing a more substantive role in the policymaking process.

Libya: Help Us From Ourselves

The chaos that has crippled Libya since 2011 is not resolving itself quickly enough to prevent widespread hunger and privation throughout the country.