After the liberation of Sirte from ISIS, now the really hard work begins.
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With this post of our series on the war in Libya, and the next, we shall examine the pro-Islamist Libyan actors,
When Gen. Khalifa Hifter arrived in Moscow on an unannounced visit in late June, experts interpreted it as yet another attempt to secure an arms-transfer deal with the Kremlin.
Air traffic recordings suggest Benghazi-based Khalifa Haftar is backed by French, British and US forces despite his opposition to Tripoli government.
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But the war for legitimacy and security in this shattered country rages on.
Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth.
Due to several negative headlines made by Libya during the last few weeks it seems that the country is on the brink.
More than three years after the fall of strongman Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is in the midst of a bitter civil war rooted in a balance of weakness between the country’s political factions and armed groups.
By: Fredrica Saini Fasamotti Although there has been some progress in forming a national unity government in Libya, “unity” is a rather inapplicable word for the country. In reality, friction between various political actors remains high.
Human Rights Watch Report An ISIS official makes an announcement ahead of the execution of two men for “sorcery” in Sirte, Libya. Image from a 2015 Islamic State (ISIS) video. The online clearinghouse Jihadology.net posted the video on...
Despite numerous problems the speakers at this month’s meeting of London’s Gulf Cultural Club, titled: Libya: Will failure lead to partition were reasonably upbeat about the country’s future.
Lecture by: Susan Cane Cyrene, Leptis Magna, Sabratha, Ghadames. Stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the heart of the Sahara,
By Ashish Kumar Sen War on ISIS may put rival Libyan forces on a collision course, said the Atlantic Council’s Karim Mezran
By: Emma Graham-Harrison and Chris Stephen in Tunis Government advance succeeds in seizing key areas after month-long campaign, leaving IS pinned down in city centre.
By: Conor McCormick-Cavanagh Attempts to de-radicalise fighters in post-Gaddafi Libya have faltered as a group set up for the task faces cash shortages and ongoing conflict.
ICNL and NED Civil Society is facing serious threats today across the globe. An offensive against the spread of democracy has spread and intensified.
Transitional justice, the range of mechanisms employed to achieve redress for past human rights violations,