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Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Will Russian forces really leave Libya?

The Libyan conflict resolution process could break down altogether, in which case neither the Russians nor any other outside party now supporting one side or the other in Libya is likely to end its involvement there.

MENASource by Mark N. Katz

Libya Middle East

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

The meeting of the Forum for Libya in Geneva fails to produce any practical results

The outcome of the meeting seems to reveal an insurmountable set of differences between the Libyan delegates, which is certainly not limited to the legal framework needed to organize the elections.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Nicola Pedde

Libya North Africa

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Second Berlin Conference on Libya: Where to from here?

Libya’s political system prior to the elections is preferred but not imperative. What is essential is giving the Libyans a strong voice on the outcome of their political system.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Hafed Al-Ghwell

Libya Middle East

Fri, Jun 4, 2021

Libya’s fragile ceasefire: A lost opportunity?

On April 16, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2570, approving arrangements for a ceasefire monitoring mechanism and the deployment of UN monitors. But will a sixty-person team be sufficient to prevent the renewed outbreak of hostilities in this deeply split country?

MENASource by Wolfgang Pusztai

Libya Middle East

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Egypt recalibrated its strategy in Libya because of Turkey

It is evident that the strategic pivots of Egyptian leadership in Libya are adapting and evolving in concordance with developments on the ground and keeping in mind wider regional implications—particularly its relations with Turkey.

MENASource by Alessia Melcangi

Libya Middle East

Mon, May 31, 2021

Badi quoted in Middle East Eye on the complications headed into the run-up of Libya’s election

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Libya

Mon, May 31, 2021

Mezran quoted in Formiche on Dabaiba’s role

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Italian

Mon, May 24, 2021

Badi in War on the Rocks: “To advance its own interests, Turkey should now help stabilize Libya”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Libya Middle East

Fri, May 21, 2021

Libya has a mercenaries problem. It’s time for the international community to step up.

One of the darker realities of the war in Libya is that the conflict (now in its eleventh year) is powered by layers of actors from outside the contested territory. Libyans have been killed and their country ravaged by foreign soldiers of fortune.

MENASource by Alia Brahimi

Libya Middle East

Tue, May 18, 2021

Mezran quoted in Prudent Press Agency on the US Deputy Secretary of State’s visit to Tripoli

In the News by Atlantic Council

Libya Middle East