By David Isenberg In 2014, retired Gen. James Mattis, now secretary of defense, reportedly referred to the United Arab Emirates as “Little Sparta.” He was favorably comparing the UAE to the historic Greek city-state, known for its military...
By Nada Bashir Despite hopes in the west that the Gulf would remain a pillar of stability amid ongoing political turmoil in the...Read More
By Aidan Lewis Buoyed by the end of a long military campaign in Benghazi and new signs of foreign support, Libyan commander...Read More
By Darren L. Linvill In spring 2015, Frederic Wehrey, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, found himself sleeping on a mattress in a garage outside Sirte, Libya.
By Ilia Xypolia The release of Saif al- Gaddafi dominated the media for several days in early June. But the saga of Saif’s unconfirmed release fits right into broader regional politics and the contest for power and influence by countries in...
By Rima Alefani The southern region’s Tuareg and Tubu people regularly married and shared good relations, until the revolution, caused rifts and has led to fewer marriages amongst them.
Like the country itself, Libya’s media environment is in chaos By Mustafa Fetouri Some of the main reasons that drove the Libyan uprising forward in 2011 were freedom of speech, freedom of expression and free media. So how free has...
By Karim Mezran and Elissa Miller The rift within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is one of the most significant foreign policy challenges facing the Trump administration.
By Mustafa Fetouri United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ghassan Salame as his new special envoy to Libya and as the head of the UN mission in the country known as the UN Support Mission in Libya.
By Emily Estelle A Libyan militia released Saif al Qaddafi, the heir apparent of deceased Libyan dictator on June 9.
By Hassan Mneimneh Does Qatar fund terrorism? Certainly. It is an argument based on an accusation that is applicable to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Russia, and the United States.
By Jamie Merrill Libyan spy Mohammed Ismail’s involvement in 2003 plot did not prevent UK diplomats meeting him as the Gaddafi government fell.
By Fadwa Kamel Libyan experts claim a memorandum between Libya and Italy to slow the flow of migrants might be impossible to realize.
A rare look at the fight against ISIL in the eastern Libyan city of Derna in the constant flux of the post-Gaddafi era.
By Mohsin Khan and Karim Mezran Libya is in a Catch-22 situation—political agreement cannot be reached without economic improvement and political stability is necessary to revive the economy.
By Mustafa Sanalla For years now, opportunists of all stripes, local and international, have tried to profit from Libya’s seemingly endless instability by disrupting its oil production.
By Soumaya Ghannoushi The Qatar-Gulf crisis is a battle rooted in the aborted first wave of the Arab Spring. So far, Arab despots have succeeded in curbing democratic change in the region, but their latest tactics come with much higher risks.
By TIM EATON A 900-mile electricity blackout would seem to have little connection to attempts to crack down on fuel smuggling. But in Libya, actions can have unforeseen consequences.
By Oliver Miles Summary: little sign of Qadhafi loyalism since 2011, but Libya may be reduced to clutching at straws. Where is the family now?
By Robert Cusack General Khalifa Haftar’s support of Janjaweed mercenaries is causing a return to violence in the Darfur region, the Sudanese media minister said on Sunday.