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...
By Kang Hyun-kyung The prolonged conflict in Libya, which has continued after a series of popular uprisings in the Middle East...Read More
By Tim Eaton Protracted negotiations over the formation of an interim government risk derailing the UN action plan.Read More
By Jamal Jawhar United Nations special envoy Ghassan Salamé said that Libya is expected to hold parliamentary and presidential...Read More
“In Libya, companies always look for male engineers. In the school and in college, men have more opportunities to develop their...Read More
Studying Libya today: Exploring the past to understand the present and shape future research agendas
By Anna Baldinetti This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North...Read More
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...
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.
By Chad Bray Libya, in the words of one lawyer, “was like the Wild West” in 2008, when Goldman Sachs bankers arrived in the capital, Tripoli.
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.
British negotiators with Libya decided they were unlikely to succeed in a bid for compensation for Colonel Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism, a former foreign secretary has said.
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...
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...
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.
By Tom Westcott During a months-long investigation, IRIN tracked down and spoke to those held in so-called Islamic State’s secret prisons.
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...
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.
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...
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.
By Tom Sykes The chaos in the Middle East is turning the trickle of cultural artefacts appearing on the global art market into a flood.
By Karl Vick In the absence of a government, Libya has devolved into a brutal marketplace of human lives. The good news is that Africa has people who want to work.
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?
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...