Tag Archives | Gary Sandiford

Weekly Security Update

Overview Election results slowly dribbled out over the last week, indicating that Islamist parties and Mahmoud Jibril’s National Forces Alliance (NFA) will probably have to share power in a loose “unity” government. The balance of power could reduce the possibility of an Islamist backlash, which might have occurred if early indications of a secular landslide […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview  Libya held its first post-Qadhafi elections on 7 July and to have successfully managed the near-term risks of holding the elections. Security incidents were relatively few and largely focused in the Cyrenaica region, where opposition to the polls was strongest. A national government including Islamist parties may now reduce the risk of post-election backlash. […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview Campaigning for Libya's first elections in four decades is underway ahead of the 7 July polls.  While it remains difficult to predict the final outcome of the elections, voting will likely be influenced by tribal and regional affiliations.  The Muslim Brotherhood’s recent success in Egypt will also likely bolster their Libyan affiliates.  On 26 […]