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Blog: What Price Security?

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. Doom and gloom seems to dominate the headlines in relation to Libya and the wider region nearly two years on from the Arab Spring. Egypt has removed its democratically elected President with the Army stepping in as ‘the guardian of the people’; guardianship that ignores the wishes and […]

Blog: The Way Out of this Mess

By James Hopkinson. Whatever one’s view on the geopolitical and security situation in Libya I think we can all agree that it is not simple or easy.  But equally we should also be clear that it was never going to be neither of those.  Conflict-affected states don’t become models of tolerance, stability, security and justice […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) This week saw the release of the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, who had been held for over a week having been abducted in connection with the Government’s strong stance on disarming the militias and closing down their illegal prisons. He was […]

Learning the Lessons of Iraq

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. The Libyan and Iraqi experiences of liberation are very different and should not be confused but there are some lessons that Libya would do well to consider. Ibrahim Sharqieh’s excellent recent piece in the International Herald Tribune entitled ‘An ill-advised purge’ hits a major one on the head. […]

Weekly Security Update

    By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) This week, like last, has been relatively quiet in terms of security incidents.  The four Christians that were arrested last week in Benghazi for the offence ofproselytizing continue to be held.  The four - a Swedish-American, Egyptian, South African and […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) The major news of the week has been that the second anniversary of the 17th February Revolution passed off peacefully across Libya despite a great deal of concern being expressed by many, both inside and outside the country. There were major rallies […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) Again this week regional issues have overshadowed internal security issues within Libya itself. This time it was Tunisia and the assassination of Chokri Belaid, leader of the secular Democratic Patriotic Party and outspoken critic of the ongoing Islamist-inspired political violence and Ennahda […]

Prevention is Better than Cure

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. David Cameron’s visit to Tripoli last week brought offers of support. Interestingly, it was offers of training support for the police and military rather than offers of additional resources or direct intervention. This is as it should be and is something that the UK is good at and […]