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.
The Saudi and Egypt-led blockade of Qatar has been a long time coming.
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.
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.
A Western military intervention will not work against Islamic State in Libya
Islamic State is gaining a foothold on Europe’s doorstep.
A list of what’s still pumping and what’s not in Libya’s war-torn energy industry, complete with map.
Islamic State is taking advantage of Toureg and Toubou clashes in southern Libya as another UN-mediated attempt at national unity unravels.
Around 200 Islamic State fighters have pushed the remaining Libya Dawn-aligned Misrata militiamen out of Sirte, consolidating their hold on the hometown of former dictator General Gaddafi.
It can and will get worse if Europe and its international partners choose to stand idle, because there can be no long-lasting stability in North Africa unless Libya is brought under control.