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​ Libya has become a hub for online arms trading

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 In The Middle East

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?

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

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...

المرأة في العملية التشريعية في البلدان العربية

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

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.

A man uses a currency counting machine to count Libyan dinar at a currency exchange office in central Tripoli March 30, 2014. Libya is burning through central bank reserves and scrapping infrastructure projects to overcome its worst budget crisis in decades after the seizure of oil installations by armed groups has reduced the government's income almost to zero. Picture taken March 30, 2014.   REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS) - RTR3JBYF

Libya’s Liquidity Crunch and the Dinar’s...

By Jason Pack Libya faces an ever-worsening currency and liquidity crisis which cannot be surmounted without a stable political solution that definitively concludes the struggle for power and legitimacy ongoing since 2014.Yet, the root of the...

Libya’s (Very) Profitable Business of War

Libya’s (Very) Profitable Business of War

By Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser and Mohamed Fouad The most pressing Libyan issue today is not the travel ban, political agreement, or ISIL – it’s corruption, which threatens to bring down the entire country.

Libya’s Deep State Is Back And Wants The World To Know It

Libya’s Deep State Is Back And Wants The...

By Borzou Daragahi Libyan spies emerge from the shadows to talk about what it’s like to fight a secret war against ISIS. Borzou Daragahi travelled to the Mediterranean island of Malta for a rare meeting with the men who run the feared...

Key forces battling for control in Libya

Insecurity and Governance Challenges in...

By Frederic Wehrey Southern Libya remains a region of endemic instability wracked by communal conflict, a shortage of basic services, rampant smuggling, and fragmented or collapsed institutions.

Insecurity and Governance Challenges in Southern Libya (2-3)

Insecurity and Governance Challenges in...

By Frederic Wehrey Southern Libya remains a region of endemic instability wracked by communal conflict, a shortage of basic services, rampant smuggling, and fragmented or collapsed institutions.

Insecurity and Governance Challenges in Southern Libya (1-3)

Insecurity and Governance Challenges in...

By Frederic Wehrey Southern Libya remains a region of endemic instability wracked by communal conflict, a shortage of basic services, rampant smuggling, and fragmented or collapsed institutions.

Libya Should Revive the 1963 Constitution

Libya Should Revive the 1963 Constitution

By Emadeddin Muntasser and Mohamed Fouad A common theme among many postcolonial countries in the Middle East is the difficulty of placing various religious and ethnic groups under the same state’s flag.

Libya: Disunited Nations

Libya: Disunited Nations

The chaos that has crippled Libya since 2011 is sorting itself out but not in a way acceptable to the UN and the West. Now Russia is openly backing the HoR faction that is opposed by the UN but is gaining support within Libya.

Has Moscow Found Its New Gadhafi in Libya?

Has Moscow Found Its New Gadhafi in Libya?

By Dmitriy Frolovskiy Recent reports that Russia deployed special forces to an air base in Egypt near the border with Libya highlight the Kremlin’s growing concern with the domestic situation of the long-standing Soviet client.