MinbarLibya – International

Reviews

Bernadette Nason Remembers ‘Tea in...

By Mike Lee “I was twenty-six years old when I decided to run away from home,” says writer and actress Bernadette Nason. “A lot of things had gone wrong in my life and I just decided I needed to go somewhere.”

Implementation of UN Security Council...

By Iffat Idris The report is a publication of the Department for International Development, Published on 12 Jan 2017.  *** The literature on gender equality, development and security suggests that sustainable peace and successful long-term...

Human rights abuses ‘leave a third of...

By Ian Black  “Widespread and gross” human rights violations in Libya, including disappearances, arrests, torture and deaths, have left nearly a third of the population suffering from mental health problems as violence and lawlessness...

A painful void

By Claudia Kramatschek In his memoir, “The Return”, the writer Hisham Matar confronts the ghosts of his past: the disappearance of his father, the expropriation of his country’s history and the shattered dream of a new...

Dialogue is fundemental to our culture

By Mustafa Abdulwahab Saqizly Those of us who have seen the terrible cost of armed conflict first-hand understand all too well that talking is, in the end, the only way build lasting peace.

Desert Cats

By Valerie Stocker “Passionate about the Tuareg” see themselves as cultural ambassadors. The musical project is the result of co-operation between two bands – one from southern Tunisia and the other from the Libyan Sahara. What...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...