Libya Tribune

Is Libya Headed for Another Qaddafi?

By Frederic Wehrey This analytical article was published over a year ago. The question that was raised is still valid today and needs to be answered. We felt it is timely to re-publish the article again.

The fall of Sirte

The ground is shrinking beneath the feet of the jihadists of Islamic State (IS). Iraqi troops are moving closer to the centre of Mosul, the last big city under its control in Iraq, while Kurdish and Arab fighters eye Raqqa, its putative capital...

Death in Libya: The sniper, the missile...

By Maryline Dumas They chose to fight against Islamic State in their own way – and they died “as martyrs”. His mother made him promise he would be home by 8pm that evening, 28 August 2016.

Libya under Militias’ Control

By Abdul Sattar Hatita No one can know whether the ongoing major military operations in Libya aim at eradicating hundreds of heavily-armed militias according to a proactive plan or whether the developments and repercussions of clashes have...

From Security Solutions to Political...

By Hakim Gherieb In the war on terrorism, intelligence gathering is integral for any and all counter-terrorism policies and/or operations. The effectiveness of this apparatus, however, is based largely on the sustained coordination of...

International meetings aren’t enough to...

By Federica Saini Fasanotti When U.S. Special Envoy for Libya Ambassador Jonathan Winer testified recently before two sub-committees in the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the situation in Libya, he drew a positive and hopeful picture.

U.N. Reports: Libyan Migrants Suffering...

By Reuters Migrants in Libya are suffering consistent and widespread abuse, including arbitrary detention, forced labor, rape and torture, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Role Change for Muslim Democrats in...

By Sami Zaptia The phase of Tunisian political Islam protesting against autocratic regimes is over explained Rashid Ghannouchi, President of Ennahda party of Tunisia speaking today at the Med 2016 Dialogues conference in Rome.

Libya: Divided We Stall

  With the ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) threat largely eliminated the major problem remains a lack of national unity.

Smuggler or survivor? Migrants forced to...

By Patricia Thomas All migrant Marc Samie has of his fiancee is a picture in his mind. Louise, seven and a half months pregnant, is standing silently on a beach in Libya, tears rolling down her face as traffickers force him at gunpoint into a...

Libya’s oil war flares up

By Chris Stephen NOC’s plans to lift output are under threat after renewed fighting in the Sirte basin. After three months of peace, Libya’s oil war resumed on 7 December with fierce attacks on the country’s key oil ports, leaving...

Toward a More Perfect Union: (3/3) The...

By William Danvers If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

A Shift on Policy Towards Libya?

By Karim Mezran As the situation in Libya increasingly declines, and in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump at President of the United States, Libya experts are considering new ideas for US policy in Libya.

ISIS Remains Threat in Libya Despite Defeat...

By Eric Schmitt The Islamic State, though driven from its coastal stronghold in Surt this week, still has several hundred fighters who have dispersed across Libya and pose a threat to the country, its neighbors and, potentially, Europe...