Libya Unrest

Who Controls Libya?

Libya, cc Flickr Al Jazeera English, modified,

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

DohaSkyline, cc Flickr quiquefepe, modified, public domain

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

ISISFlag2, cc Flickr Global Panorama, modfiied,

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.

Libya Energy Infrastructure Roll Call


A list of what’s still pumping and what’s not in Libya’s war-torn energy industry, complete with map.

A New Islamic State Front in the Sahara

Haftar, cc Flickr Magharebia

Islamic State is taking advantage of Toureg and Toubou clashes in southern Libya as another UN-mediated attempt at national unity unravels.

Map: Islamic State Makes Gains in Libya


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.

Why Libya Matters

Gaddafi Graffiti, cc Flickr Joel Kramer, modified,

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.

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