MENASource Jan 14, 2022
Where is the United States? Military basing and energy are the real prizes in Libya.
By Matthew Zais
It wasn’t a surprise to many that Libya’s long-awaited elections were postponed. As the elections approached, fundamental rules over presidential powers, who was allowed to be a candidate, and election enforcement mechanisms remained unclear.
MENASource Dec 21, 2021
At least three of Libya’s presidential candidates may not be fit for the role. Here’s who they are.
By Alia Brahimi
An examination of the most controversial presidential candidates out of a crowded field of ninety-eight reveals some of the complications embedded in the electoral process, and how the polls in Libya could unravel rather than realize its democratic promise.
Event Recap Dec 22, 2021
Libya’s long road to elections: ‘Unity cannot be a byproduct of a broken system’
By Yaseen Rashed
On December 17, the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative held a panel discussion on “Libya: The long road to elections” on the democratic process in Libya, analyzing shortcomings and failures that threaten to derail the set election timeline.
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Event Recap Nov 19, 2021
Deputy assistant secretary of state for North Africa: The best way to counter corruption is to strengthen democracy
By Yaseen Rashed
On October 27, the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative hosted an event with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), discussing the implications of current political, socio-economic conditions and future challenges North Africa faces.
MENASource Nov 4, 2021
What will the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue look like? Here’s a preview.
By Allison Nour
The US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue is one of the longest-standing in the region. Though primarily symbolic, the dialogue serves as an opportunity for senior-level engagement across a broad swath of bilateral priorities.