MinbarLibya – International

Visions

The Potential for Decentralization in Libya

By Karim Mezran, Elissa Miller, and Emelie Chace-Donahue Libya today is close to being considered a failed state. The political system is stalled and authority is divided between an internationally recognized government, the Presidential...

LIBYA – The Poland of the Middle East

In the aftermath of a new attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, the Egyptian army retaliated. This Monday the Egyptian air force has flown a series of air strikes against the Shura Council of Derna in Libya – whom they hold accountable for...

Discussion: Libya’s path to a viable...

By Sharon Lynch Given how Dr Shennib’s opening statement called for a new level of thinking, it may have surprised some when he raised a timely and contentious issue, Libya’s path to a viable constitution, and posited what might be...

President Trump, don’t ignore Libya

By Federica Saini Fasanotti Dear Mr. President, In your April 20 meeting with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, you discussed the extraordinary emergency facing not only Italy, but all of Europe—namely migratory flows on the scale of...

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...

A Novel Initiative to Establish Peace in...

By Dr. Awad Al-Baraasi This paper presents a novel initiative to establish peace in Libya named “Libya Peace Initiative”. This initiative will be addressed in detail throughout the following report.

Institutions not Factions

By Frederic Wehrey and Caroline Zullo On February 15, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace held a closed-door workshop on reforming Libya’s security sector with ten Libyan attendees from the western, southern, and eastern parts of...

Yes, Libya needs an international action...

By Federica Saini Fasanotti Earlier this week, two men in a black Toyota Cruiser attacked a motorcade carrying Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, the head of the State Council Abdulrahman Sewehli, and the head of the Presidential Guard Najmi...

The Possibilities of the Libyan War:...

By Ismail Rashad I pointed out in the two previous articles to the roots of the conflict in Libya.The first article focused on the role played by the religion and social groups in the struggle for power in Libya, while the second article...

Constitutional Legitimacy: (1) A political...

The Return to Constitutional Legitimacy (RCL) presents a solution to resolve the crisis in Libya and move towards a democratic transition, under which the State of Libya can restore stability and security and become a democratic state in which...

Return to the Constitutional Legitimacy:...

Despite all national, regional and international efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis, the political, economic and security situation is still far away from achieving a minimum level of stability.

The seeds of the next Arab Spring

By Kareem Chehayeb A new report suggests that Arab youth continue to be neglected – and that demographic shifts are incubating another political crisis.

The Short View: Libya in 2016

By the Libya Experts Group The creation of a Government of National Accord in Libya has created a new and positive dynamic in the country’s politics – or at least that is what its local and international supporters argue. In the wake...