Tag Archives | European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Why Libya's 'Ignored War' will come to Haunt a Blinkered West

By Tarek Megerisi, policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Why the 'ignored war' in Libya will come to haunt a blinkered west The most recent ally of Khalifa Haftar, the general who has […]

Prospects for Peace in Libya "Bleak"

By Amir Asmar, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Despite recent UN efforts to coordinate talks, peace in Libya remains elusive. Read the full article here.

How EU can Gain Influence with the GCC

By Cinzia Bianco, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A Gulf apart: How Europe can gain influence with the Gulf Cooperation Council Gulf Arab states are at the centre of a new balance of […]

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's Global Civil War

By Tarek Megerisi. Summary Foreign actors have long been an underappreciated driver of conflict in Libya, to the detriment of European and UN policymaking in support of a political solution there. These actors facilitate their Libyan client groups' belligerence and escalate the conflict through financial, media, and military support. Europe must understand the role of […]

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 […]