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After the Arab Spring: Learning to love...

By Shaun Hurrell From “protect by punishment” to “protect by involving people”: read about the peaceful revolution that is changing nature conservation in North Africa and the Middle East.

Seminar: Violent Extremism and its Root...

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy organized a seminar on violent extremism and its roots on Thursday June 8, 2017 at the Center’s headquarters in Montplaisir, Tunis.

LIBYA – From Sarkozy to Macron

By Noel Daniel Vig In December of 2015 the United Nations in agreement with the Security Council’s members recognised the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the legitimate State of Libya.

The unlikely return of peace with Haftar and...

By Arezki Daoud Two Libyan leaders, UN-backed, Tripoli-based Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the self-promoted Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the man whose stronghold is in the east of the country, met in Paris this week under the watchful eye of...

Israeli secret aid to Haftar reveals a new...

By Richard Silverstein A well-informed Israeli source – who requested anonymity, considering the matter is censored by the Israeli military – tells me that the IDF has bombed Islamic State military positions (Google translation)...

Keeping Libya on the U.S. dashboard

It has the potential to give democracy a beachhead in a crucial region By Khalifa Ghwell Since the revolution in 2011, which was supported militarily by the United States, Libya has been ruled by divided governments.

Paris hand-shakes on Libya peace deal mask...

By Patrick Markey and Ahmed Elumami Standing beside French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris this week, Khalifa Haftar, the most powerful military leader in eastern Libya, was smiling when he shook on a deal with the country’s prime...

What Haftar intends to do after Paris...

The commander of the army of the House of Representatives (HoR), General Khalifa Haftar, told France24, on Wednesday, that the head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj, is not controlling the capital city, Tripoli, because it is...

Our miserable life in Libya

By Mustafa Fetouri To say the lives of Libyans since their so called revolution in 2011 has been all but an uphill struggle against, sometimes, the impossible is an understatement!

A Blessing or a Curse: Libya within Striking...

By Donald Levit On July 17, 2017, the Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord (NGA) Fayez al-Sarraj announced that the country is close to reaching crude oil production of 1 million barrels per day.

Struggle for Power from the Ruins of Libya

By Richard Galustian The struggle for power from the ruins of Libya is likely to get even uglier, and what is becoming decidedly more noticeable is the role of other interfering states who are betting on one side or another in the game for the...

The Islamic World’s Dark Age

By Munir Akram In the 14th and 15th centuries, Christian Europe was divided by the rivalries of the kingdoms of Spain, France and England, the Holy Roman Empire and the squabbling papal and city states of Italy.