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.
MENASource Dec 16, 2021
Libya’s elections are on December 24. But should they be postponed?
By Karim Mezran
While electing representative governments may seem to be the most effective way to achieve greater freedom to many Western democracies, there are reasons to believe that holding elections in Libya now may create more violence after a decade of civil war.
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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.