Libya Unrest

Libyan Elections: Are the Abu Dhabi Meetings a Turning Point?

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Libyan Prime Minister Al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar met in Abu Dhabi few days ago. Can this meeting be the chance for new elections in Libya?

Libya’s Lost Hope

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When the NATO-led coalition intervened in Libya, its people were promised security and democracy. Seven years later, all they have received is chaos, death and destruction.

Italy’s Diplomacy Is Floundering in the Mediterranean

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In its singular focus on migration, Italy’s Mediterranean policy misses the forest for the trees.

Is Libya the Unlikely Solution to the Franco-Italian Migration Spat?

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Stabilizing Libya to stem the flow of migrants to European shores may be the one thing that Rome and Paris can actually agree on.

Who Controls Libya?

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Recent exposes on a booming slave trade highlight the fact that nearly seven years removed from NATO’s intervention, Libya is still in a state of chaos.

Backgrounder: Qatar Crisis

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The Saudi and Egypt-led blockade of Qatar has been a long time coming.

Moscow Steps In to Fill the Vacuum in Libya

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Two early takeaways from the recent Rome summit between Libya’s rival leaders: a unity government is possible, and Russia might just have a role in making it happen.

Libya: The Next Piece in Russia’s Geopolitical Chess Match

Haftar, cc Flickr Magharebia

Whether reports of Russian troop deployments along the Libya-Egypt border are true or not, it’s clear that Moscow is seeking to reestablish its historical ties with Libya.

Military Strikes a Potential Boon for Islamic State in Libya

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A Western military intervention will not work against Islamic State in Libya

Libya: The Next Frontline against Islamic State

Haftar, cc Flickr Magharebia

Islamic State is gaining a foothold on Europe’s doorstep.

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