The Libyan Government Faces Numerous Challenges

July 05, 2021

On February 5, the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), a 75-member body, supervised by the United Nations, approved Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh’s list of officials to temporarily run national affairs. Their mandate will last until presidential and parliamentary elections take place on December 24....

Deeper Fragmentation Looms for Libya

June 18, 2020

Sweeping military victories in recent weeks by forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) in northwestern Libya have effectively ushered in the end of the self-styled Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 14-month offensive to capture Tripoli. While fighting between the warring parties...

Libyan General Gets Closer to Assad

June 06, 2020

More than nine years into the Syrian crisis, there are steady reports of Syrian militants fighting in Libya’s civil war over 1,200 miles away.

Libya Is a Problem for All of Africa

February 14, 2020

As General Khalifa Haftar’s troops continue to battle the UN-recognized Government of National Accord for the control of Libya’s capital Tripoli in a “final push,” it is evident things might get worse than they already are for the country that has been engulfed in conflict since 2011....

The Russian Factor in the Libyan Civil War

January 15, 2020

In 2019, Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar launched his campaign to take control of Tripoli. Backing from the Wagner Group, plus Russian snipers and anti-tank missiles, appear to be helping Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army achieve this goal.

International Helplessness Over Libya

March 05, 2014

Blind international activism in Libya only risks making matters worse. Western governments have watched with increasing perplexity as, over the course of the past year, militias stopped the bulk of Libya’s oil production, several regions were engulfed in bitter conflicts, and the political...

Correcting the Course of Libya’s Revolution (Part 2/2)

February 14, 2014

Libya's elected parliament became a base where different factions manipulated other arms of the state. Of the proposals for dealing with the expiring mandate of the General National Congress (GNC) and rectifying the larger political problems which have...