Tue, Feb 4, 2020
So-called marginalization at the Libya Peace Summit in Berlin aroused strong feelings of resentment among Tunisians, exacerbating the country’s already difficult economic, social, and political challenges.
Tue, Dec 17, 2019
The Algerian election lacks legitimacy and the military and political elite are using elections to foster an image of legitimacy which doesn’t exist.
Wed, Sep 25, 2019
Cataclysm, atypical, and rupture are a few words to describe the situation in Tunisia after the exit poll results in the first round of the early presidential elections organized on September 15, 2019. People expressed mixed feelings about the candidates’ performances, but also voiced serious concerns regarding the long-term political outcomes of the electoral process. […]
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Fri, Jan 17, 2020
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
Wed, Jan 8, 2020
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.
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Libya experts frequently call for greater inclusion of civil society and local governance leaders in peace-building efforts in order for the peace process to be more representative of ordinary Libyans. And yet, Libyan women’s powerful role in civil society and the fact that they make up half of the population of “ordinary Libyans” is often overlooked.
MENASource by Emily Burchfield