December 16, 2017

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Europe and the Middle East Are Both on the Verge of Unraveling

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore? Read More »

Russia in Libya: War or Peace?

Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilization on Europe’s southern border. Read More »

New Libyan Militia’s Oil Strike Risks Wider Conflagration

Libyan factions are once again fighting for control of key oil installations in the Gulf of Sirte’s “oil crescent”. The latest offensive risks reducing Libya’s oil production and is undermining efforts to broker a peace deal. In this Q&A Claudia Gazzini, Senior Analyst for Libya, assesses the fallout. Read More »

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Still Faces Legal Challenges

The revised ban allows entry to citizens of Iraq, but continues to block citizens of six other Muslim majority nations. Read More »

Next Steps in Libya

Economic and government stabilization in the face of political and security challenges. Read More »

3 Public Squares Drive the Political Life in Benghazi

People in the Libyan city of Benghazi have been flocking to different squares to give their verdict on issues that impact their lives, transforming them into popular destinations for public debate. Read More »

European Countries Edge Towards War on Terror

For the first time, a European country has used military force to carry out the premeditated killing of a specific individual outside the context of regular hostilities. Apart from the issue of whether targeted strikes are an effective or wise policy against terrorism, the UK’s latest move raises huge legal questions. Read More »

Refugee Journeys: Two Eritreans in Sudan

Two young women reflect on their decision to flee Eritrea, a small state that produces one of the highest rates of asylum seekers in the world. Read More »

Why Libyans Really Miss Gaddafi Days?

Why some Libyans have started missing the years of Muammar Gaddafi’s authoritarian rule, just four years after the dictator was toppled? The answer is simple — lack of security. But one analyst believes that today’s Libya is the outcome of Gaddafi’s misrule. Read More »

Libyan Reaction: Social Experiments

  Some guys from Tripoli lunched an experiment called Libyan Reaction. “Videos for social experiments and pranks to see how Libyans will react!,” reads a short description of initiative launched on the Facebook. The Facebook is getting significant attention. So far it has received more than 32,000 likes. It’s interesting to watch Libyan reaction towards some circumstances they face in the streets everyday ... Read More »