Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Libyan slavery: Don’t be fooled by the...

By Sophia Akram European leaders have prioritised halting the flow of migrants to Europe and have pushed thousands into the hands of slave traffickers. The outrage now expressed is hollow. Now action is needed.

Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell...

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner The military contractor and Trump ally Erik Prince, who has faced scrutiny for his human rights record, has a ‘humane’ proposal to try to stop the flow of migrants.

Resolving the crisis in Libya .. Another...

By Alison Pargeter How to resolve the conflict in Libya remains one of the most difficult and important questions facing policy-makers today. Given the complex attitudes towards foreign interventions on the ground, we need a clear strategy...

Leader of the Arab world: A role in search...

By Robert Springborg In his 1955 book, “The Philosophy of the Revolution”, Gamal Abdel Nasser, drawing upon Luigi Pirandello’s “Six Personalities in Search of an Author”, implied that he should fill the vacant...

Fake coastguards and taxi cabs fuel...

By Inna Lazareva African migrants using Libya as a jumping-off point to a better life in Europe are being sold into slavery, while traffickers pose as professionals such as guards, policemen and taxi drivers.

Rival regimes are too busy fighting each...

By Arnaud Delalande After local forces booted the Libyan branch of Islamic State from Sirte and Benghazi in 2016 and 2017, the terror group reorganized and launched counterattacks targeting both the Libyan National Army and that regime’s...

Libya Is a Failed State (and It’s...

By Ted Galen Carpenter When the Obama administration led a 2011 NATO military intervention on behalf of rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, there was considerable optimism that the move would produce a much better...

Discriminatory laws against women cost the...

 By Jamille Bigio As families work tirelessly to increase their income, and nations drive ever harder to spur economic growth, it can be easy to overlook the fact that the secret to growth may be hidden in plain sight. Saudi Arabia realized...

Libya’s meddling militias

By Chris Stephan Violence and political disputes are preventing Libya’s oil production settling back to pre-conflict levels.