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Sanalla: Rule of Law key to Resolving Libyan Conflict

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has emphasised the importance of the rule of law in Libya as the solution to the protracted conflict during his keynote speech at Chatham House on Monday January 27, 2020. “The international community has to understand that if it rewards, or even tolerates, those who break the law […]

Libya: Have we Failed a Failing State?

On Monday 20th January, the UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) hosted a roundtable discussion on Libya with Peter Millett (former UK Ambassador to Libya), Tim Eaton (Chatham House) and Tarek Megerisi (European Council on Foreign Relations – ECFR). You can listen to the discussion here. (Source: CMEC)

Libya: Rich in Oil, Leaking Fuel

Tim Eaton has written an article for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House), entitled “Libya – Rich in Oil, Leaking Fuel“. In it, he says that the oil-rich country is supposed to provide cheap, subsidized fuel to its citizens. But amid continuing violence and instability, up to one-third goes missing from official supply […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Libyan Oil Production “Highest in 5 Years”

By John Lee. Libyan oil output recovered sharply last year, according to a report from Platts. It quotes National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla as telling a Chatham House event on Tuesday: “We achieved our highest production and revenue levels for the past five years … with $24.4 billion transferred to the Libyan Central […]

Russian Presence in Libya a New Challenge for the West

By John Lee. A new article published by the London-based policy institute Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) suggests that the real driving forces behind Russian involvement in Libya are a mixture of ambition, opportunism and anti-Western sentiment. Commercially, while the overall scale of Russia’s losses in Libya is unknown, author Nikolay Kozhanov describes them […]