Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Libya: Locked or moving forward?

One of the unfortunate consequences of Libya’s crisis is that the main players with decision-making power in Libya’s conflict are the regional and international powers involved in the crisis.

MENASource by Karim Mezran

Libya Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Tunisia could help enforce Libya’s arms embargo

In 2020, when Tunisia begins its two-year term as non-permanent member of the Security Council, the country will have the biggest opportunity to influence international affairs since becoming a democracy in 2011. In response to the appointment, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui declared “Tunisia will be the voice of Africa and the Arab world…Trying to […]

MENASource by Keith Jones


Fri, Aug 2, 2019

Hudson quoted in Middle East Eye on a Canadian lobbyist’s Libyan connection

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Libya

Tue, Nov 20, 2012

Libya’s Transition: The Current State of Play

November 2012 Download PDF The Political Process Political Parties Issues of Concern Key People to Watch Economic Situation International Response Despite localized violence and continuing resistance to militia disbandment, Libya’s democratic transition is moving forward largely as planned. Elections for the 200-member General National Congress (GNC), Libya’s first free election in six decades, took place […]

Uncategorized by Jason Harmala

Democratic Transitions Libya

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Exploiting the achievements of the Libyan political agreement

The conference on Libya held in Palermo, Italy last November saw neither the rising of a new dawn in terms of security and political consensus nor the development of a strong agreement around a well-defined plan.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Wolfgang Pusztai


Wed, Nov 14, 2018

The United States should not get involved in Libya’s civil war

An unmistakable sense of despair and gloom accompanies most news reports and literature on the state of affairs in Libya after 2011. The Arab Spring was meant to usher in a period of unprecedented change after decades of notoriously undemocratic leadership across the Middle East and North Africa. Yet, seven years later, there has been very little positive development in terms of transparency, accountability, and inclusivity in the Arab world.

MENASource by Hafed Al-Ghwell


Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Ben Mahfoudh quoted in AFP on Libyan plane in Tunisia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Libya

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

The unknowns of the Libya stabilization conference

The approaching conference on Libyan stabilization hosted by Italy—which will be held on November 12 and 13 in Palermo—will bring together the main Libyan leaders, with the purpose of defining their respective negotiation platforms in advance. Italy must not only navigate the components of Libya's heterogeneous and conflicting political landscape, but also host the most relevant regional and global actors.

MENASource by Nicola Pedde


Fri, May 31, 2019

The Tripoli offensive: How did things escalate?

The forces of Libya’s rebel army officer Khalifa Haftar are on the outskirts of Tripoli, the capital of Libya, in his ongoing bid to claim the city. Some of his forces traveled more than 1,000 kilometers from Libya’s eastern towns where Haftar has his stronghold.

MENASource by Borzou Daragahi


Mon, Sep 17, 2018

One year later, the UN Action Plan for Libya is dead

In September 2017, on the sidelines of a gathering of global leaders at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Libya Ghassan Salame presented an “action plan” for Libya that aimed to surmount Libya’s political stalemate and address persistent instability.

MENASource by Elissa Miller