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Video: Drug Trafficking and Use in Libya

The trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs both within and through Libya are often overlooked as factors in the country's fragile situation. But the dynamics of illicit drug trading and use in Libya are just one manifestation of the rising drug challenge faced by North African states. Production, trafficking, and consumption are increasing and transforming […]

Libya's Prisons "in Chaos"

Libya’s prisons and detention system are in chaos, according to a report from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). With the permission of the Libyan Ministry of Justice and Judicial Police, USIP research teams conducted two assessments of the Libyan prison system, visiting detention facilities throughout the country in 2012 and again in 2015–16 […]

New Report: Media's Role in Shaping Libyan Security

The Role of Media in Shaping Libya's Security Sector Narratives During and after Libya’s revolution, national media outlets became known and popular for their balanced reporting. The situation in the few years since has changed, however. The security landscape in Libya today is a confusing array of institutional and non-institutional actors each asserting legitimacy. The […]

New Report: Perceptions of Security in Libya

Perceptions of Security in Libya -- Institutional and Revolutionary Actors Three years after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi and his regime, Libya is again on the brink of civil war. Various circumstances underlie this predicament—mistrust between regions, political power struggles, and sporadic and uncoordinated security and justice sector reforms. So that better understanding of the […]