Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Tunisia, the West, and the ‘Arab...

By Oussama Romdhani  Although Tunisia is still seen favorably in Washington, the US is unlikely to be its savior. No matter how much Washington reflects on Tunisia as a successful democratic transition, the mood in Washington will not lead to...

Women find some respite in Libya’s...

By Ahmed Elumami, Ulf Laessing Fashionable cafes springing up in Libya’s capital are shutting out single men and catering for women looking for a break from the tensions – political and personal – crowding in around them.

A stalled UN roadmap and the coming battle...

By Rhiannon Smith and Lachlan Wilson The recent seizure of Sabratha by Haftar forces indicates growing social support in the area. If the UN process fails or stalls, it may make it easier for Haftar to try and take Tripoli by force

The left and the ‘Haftar paradox’

By Alastair Sloan The arguments for and against toppling the nasty dictators of the Middle East go back to the late 1970s when Paul Wolfowitz first began agitating for the removal of Saddam Hussein.

On sixth anniversary of Libya’s...

By Sami Zaptia. On the sixth anniversary of Libya’s ‘‘liberation day’’ from the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s new political elite is still unable to reach agreement on some sort of social contract that would take the country out of its...

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

By Nikolaj Nielsen and Eric Maurice EU leaders at a summit in Brussels still have no solution to an internal asylum stalemate, opting instead to focus their attention on stopping people from leaving for Europe.

Libya six years on: No regrets over...

by Shafik Mandhai The six years since the Libyan people’s successful uprising to end Gaddafi’s rule have seen the country divided between rival governments, various armed groups, ethnic militias, and a renegade general.

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain...

Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it’s got a nickname to prove it: “treasure island.”