March 27, 2017

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New Libyan Militia’s Oil Strike Risks Wider Conflagration

A sign on the side of the road warns of the risks of unexploded ordnances. Sirte, Libya. (File photo European Commission DG ECHO, CC License)

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

New York's JFK Airport was scene of spontaneous protests after President Trump's first immigration order on jan 27th. (Photo by ViewsWeek)

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

Forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan Ground Forces on outskirts of Sirte preparing battle to liberate the city from the so-called Islamic State militants in May this year. (Photo via RT video stream)

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

3 Public Squares Drive the Political Life in Benghazi

Crowds fill Benghazi's Al-Keish square to mark the country's liberation. (Photo by Magharebia, Creative Commons License)

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

Royal Air Force has also used drones in Afghanistan in the past.  (Photo by Sergeant Ross Tilly/RAF, Creative Commons License)

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

(Photo by Andrea Moroni, Creative Commons License)

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?

(Photo by UN Photo/Iason Foounten, Creative Commons License)

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

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  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 »

Immigrant Crisis Causes Outcry in Europe

North African immigrants, Lampedus. (Photo by Extremismalert)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has responded to the public outcry over the immigration crisis by urging European leaders to show solidarity and resist the message of populist parties. Read More »

Libya: Why Federalist Movement Emerged in Cyrenaica?

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Unless a constitutional settlement is reached between Libya's warring regions in the coming months, the country risks division into three independent countries, fears one Benghazi-based blogger. Read More »