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The Libya Delusion: Violence Erupts Again

Militias have entered Tripoli, shifting the balance of power inside Libya and hampering the advance towards new elections. European powers need to stop squabbling and grasp the meaning of this new state of affairs, says Tarek Megerisi. Writing for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), he says: “The crisis in Libya took a new […]

Order from Chaos: Stabilising Libya the Local Way

By Tarek Megerisi, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR): Instability resulting from Libya’s revolution and civil war has never fully come under control. It has worsened with political infighting, the failures of the GNA, and the emergence of a rival government in the east of the country. The inadequacy of the international community’s early “light […]

A Constitutional Panacea for Libya?

By John Lee. Libya’s draft constitution falls short in many areas, according to Mattia Toaldo, a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Writing for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he proposes that one solution would be to table the constitutional process until there is less conflict, and to focus […]

Libya: The Time to Avoid Escalation is Now

By John Lee. Libya is on the brink of a new escalation and a deepening of the division between the eastern region under General Khalifa Haftar and the rest of the country nominally under the control of an ever-weaker UN-backed government headed by Fayez Serraj, according to a report prepared for the European Council on […]