Category: Research, Analysis and Reflections

A city-based strategy for rebuilding Libya

The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 unleashed a long period of instability in Libya. Although elements of governance and a functional economy remain, Libya’s central institutions are weak, with militias and ot ...

Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy

Christopher M. Blanchard Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, March 29, 2017 Summary Libya’s political transition has been disrupted by armed nonstate groups and threatened by the indecision and infighting of in ...

After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya

By Hayder al-Khoei & Ellie Geranmayeh & Mattia Toaldo 04th January, 2017   SUMMARY ISIS has suffered significant setbacks in both Iraq and Libya with the battles for Mosul and Sirte representing pot ...

The Case for Wider US Engagement in Libya

By Karim Mezaran   As the situation on the ground in Libya continues to deteriorate, many fear a complete descent into chaos. The successful operation against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in Sirte—formal ...

Shift in US Policy Towards Libya?

BY KARIM MEZRAN, Atlantic Council December 5, 2016   Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, chief of the army loyal to the internationally recognized government, speaks during a news conference in Amman, Jordan Au ...

Libya: A great potential to be recovered.

 By Sullivan’s Paul. July 27, 2016 Not only hydrocarbons, but also tourism and mineral resources could transform the North African country into a flourishing economy if only a climate of economic, political and soci ...

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