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Fri, May 8, 2020

The crumbling Haftar illusion: Last call for the international community?

The international community should seize the moment to do everything to stop Haftar’s dictatorial regime.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Dario Cristiani

Libya North Africa

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

It is important to monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, its effects on each North Africa system, and the debate between government elites and masses to better understand the situation in these countries and the long-term implications of the health crisis.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua

Coronavirus Libya

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Why Algeria is suddenly more interested in Libya

Foreign military interference in Libya has overwhelmed local dynamics, taking on an escalatory logic of its own and marginalizing the inclusive, negotiated solution advanced by Algeria.

MENASource by Alia Brahimi and Akram Kharief

Libya North Africa

Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Mezran and Cristiani in The National Interest: Trouble in Tripoli: Why Europe must respond to the ambitions of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar

Every time there is a European conference on Libya, the dominant feeling is the same: the Europeans seem to be more interested in the process—the mere act of bringing stakeholders together to talk—than the outcome. It is less clear whether this talk is actually conducive to any solution that can stop the spiral of violence […]

In the News

Libya

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Charai in The National Interest: How to keep Libya from collapsing into chaos

In the News by Atlantic Council

Libya Middle East

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Time for new initiatives in growing East Med energy crisis

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Libya

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Berlin conference: The end of the game?

The upcoming conference could result in the acceptance by all of Haftar’s future role in Libya and the legitimization of his attack against Tripoli. The Berlin conference could be a trap for the GNA, the courageous fighters of Tripoli, and the population of western Libya.

New Atlanticist by Karim Mezran

Conflict Libya

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Mezran and Burchfield quoted in VOA on Libyan political settlement

In the News by Atlantic Council

Libya North Africa

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Bryza quoted in Anadolu Agency on Turkey’s interests in Syria, Libya and Eastern Mediterranean

In the News by Atlantic Council

Libya Middle East

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

The context of today’s Libyan crisis and what to watch for

On April 4, 2019, troops led by Khalifa Haftar, a former general of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi who now contests the authority of the UN-sponsored Government of National Accord (GNA) seated in Tripoli, launched an attack against the Libyan capital. The real reasons for staging such an attack on that specific day are still unclear.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Emily Burchfield

Libya Politics & Diplomacy