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​ Libya’s political division is root cause of its economic crisis: Audit Bureau 2016 report

Libya’s political division is root cause...

By Sami Zaptia. The underlying cause of Libya’s economic problems in 2016 were caused by the political division of the country.This division had led to the existence of multiple contending governments and central banks – and contending...

Libyan Ghosts .. Searching for Truth After Qaddafi

Libyan Ghosts .. Searching for Truth After...

By Robert F. Worth In the early summer of 2003, a few months after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, I arrived at the door of a pockmarked building in Baghdad where many of the military and intelligence files of Saddam Hussein’s government...

Negotiating Peace in Libya

Negotiating Peace in Libya

By Rachel Ansley In order to end the civil war in Libya, those competing for power must meet, negotiate, and establish a path to free and fair elections early in 2018, Jonathan Winer, a former US State Department special envoy for Libya...

​ The ‘European Values’ of the Libya Migration Deal

The ‘European Values’ of the Libya...

By Tom Rollins Last month, European Union leaders met in Malta, in the words of European Council President Donald Tusk, to “agree [to] concrete operational measures to stem irregular migration from Libya to Europe.

EU-Libya relations, factsheet

EU-Libya relations, factsheet

The EU, through diplomatic outreach and concrete assistance, is assisting Libya’s transition towards an inclusive and stable democracy and supporting UN mediation efforts in this regard.

Opinions Differ on EU Deal with Libya to Curb Migration

Opinions Differ on EU Deal with Libya to...

By Salem Solomon The European Union is touting a plan it says will help Libya curb the number of migrants leaving its shores, but some advocates believe the plan does little more than trap African and Middle Eastern migrants in a war zone.

North Africa six years after the Arab Uprisings: Reflections and prospects

North Africa six years after the Arab...

Moderator: Tarik Yousef The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) hosted a panel discussion on January 16, 2017, reflecting on the political situation in North Africa six years after the Arab uprisings.

​ Libya’s Political Stalemate: (1) Chaos in Libya .. A Background

Libya’s Political Stalemate: (1) Chaos in...

By Nicola Missaglia After the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, many different actors – political and military; Islamist and not; tribal, local, domestic, foreign and transnational – are competing with one another for power and hegemony in...

Libya: Armed Groups Detain, Torture, Kill .. Rampant Abuses, Impunity, ‘Warlordism’

Libya: Armed Groups Detain, Torture, Kill ...

Armed groups, some affiliated with rival governments vying for legitimacy and territorial control, detained, tortured, “disappeared,” and unlawfully killed people with impunity in Libya during 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its...

Islamic Exceptionalism - How the struggle over Islam is Reshaping the World

Book Review: “Islamic Exceptionalism...

Review by: Mohammed Basyoni Abdulhaleem The circumstances that Muslim majority countries, in the Middle East, in particular, have revealed a sort of “Islamic exceptionalism” as the experience of Islam is different from that of...

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Five Libyan World Heritage Sites on the...

By Dr. Ahmad Issa Faraj On July 14, 2106, during the World Heritage Committee meetings held in Istanbul, Turkey, Libyans received the news of placing five World Heritage sites in Libya on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

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Witnesses to War

By Carolyn Stauffer “Fire is catching. And if we burn, then you burn with us.” Katniss Everdeen brandishes this impassioned and defiant threat in the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1.

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Soul food

By Michael Jansen   Under the Copper Covers is both a cookbook with a story and a story of a cookbook. Published by Rimal Press and on display at its stand at the Sharjah International Book Fair.

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‘The Return’: One of The 10 best...

By Book World Reviewers In our annual survey of the best books, you’ll find 10 that we think are exceptionally rewarding and 100 notable titles that you shouldn’t miss.

Why Nations Fail

Summary and Review: Why Nations Fail

By Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson   Summary: Brilliant and engagingly written,Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty...