Tag Archives | Tarek Megerisi

Pandemic and Human Rights in Times of Conflict

By Tarek Megerisi, for Open Democracy, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A Libya story: pandemic and human rights in times of conflict This article is part of a series of opinion pieces about Libya's response […]

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 […]

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 […]

Libya: Whose Land Is It?

Mary Fitzgerald and Tarek Megerisi are the authors of a new Transitions Forum paper by the Legatum Institute that looks at Libya’s transition through the question of property rights. In the paper, the authors take a step back from the current fighting and explore some of the deep-rooted reasons why the past four years have been […]

Libya: Whose Land is it?

The London-based Legatum Institute will host a panel discussion to launch a new Transitions Forum paper that examines Libyan politics and economics. Four years after the uprising that deposed Qaddafi, Libya’s elected government controls just a fraction of the country. A rival rump government sits in the capital, and the Islamic State is gradually making […]