Libya Tribune

Goldman’s Libya Derivatives Were Fine

By Matt Levine Selling derivatives is basically a miserable life. If you’re selling a car, you show the customer the car, and you’re like, look at this car. It’s blue, it has some horsepower, it can make both left and right...

Civil Society, Democracy and the Role of...

On October 19th, 20016, Professor Philip Oxhorn from McGill University delivered a lecture at The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), entitled “”Civil Society, Democracy and the Role of Religion: Tunisia’s...

Why it’s taking so long to finish off the...

By Missy Ryan A U.S. air campaign against Islamic State militants in Libya, which was supposed to be a brisk illustration of the effectiveness of U.S. support for local forces, has turned into an extended operation with no clear end in sight.

Can Libya’s Oil Rescue It From Economic...

By Irina Slav Libya has been teetering on the edge of economic collapse for a couple of years now, and may have just made a narrow escape, right when the World Bank issued a dire warning about its future fortunes.

The refusal of peaceful transfer of power

By: Essa Baghny Officials refusal to step down from offices and determination to carry out working while others were assigned to the same offices is a phenomenon that needs deep consideration. It implies an implicit rejection of peaceful...

A Modest Proposal to End Death in the...

By Timothy William Waters The sea is vast, but the horizon is near. If you are in the water, you see hardly any distance. With every foot of elevation, the horizon recedes: Five feet above sea level — standing on a raft — it’s three...

Libya’s Revolutionary Musicians:...

During the 2011 revolution, Libya’s underground musicians emerged to help free their country from Gaddafi’s rule. Amidst the bloody revolution to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, a defiant music scene emerged from the dust of war.

Libya: A Daunting Task Awaits The Next U.S...

By Sasha Toperich The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western Libya) and the House of Representatives in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), along with the cast of other ad...

Libya: Empire’s lessons for Africa

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni Social misery and political chaos walk on two legs in Tripoli. Multitudes queue up for days in front of banks waiting to withdraw their own cash.

Amb. Stevens’s Deputy in Libya: Washington...

By Terence P. Jeffrey The State Department’s second-ranking diplomat in Libya on the day that terrorists attacked the U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods says a key...

Don’t Blame NATO for Libya

By Christopher J. Fettweis In mid-March 2011, as Libyan government troops were closing in on Benghazi, the de facto capital of the rebellion that had started the month before, NATO decided to act.

Libya versus Goldman Sachs

By: Simon Wilson A clever bank meets an unsophisticated customer with a huge pile of cash. The customer and the cash part company. Did the bank do anything wrong?

Libya Crisis Resolution Requires Dialogue...

By Algerie Presse Service Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel underlined, Tuesday in Niamey (Niger), the crucial importance of the meeting of Libya’s neighbouring countries, scheduled for...