Andrew Lebovich - 05 December 2017
A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.
Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017
The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.
Mattia Toaldo - 02 August 2017
Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilisation on Europe’s southern border.
Adel Abdel Ghafar & Mattia Toaldo - 05 June 2017
Ultimately, the road to stability in Libya does pass through Cairo, but most importantly through Tripoli and Misrata.
Mattia Toaldo & Karim Mezran - 18 March 2017
The alternative is the resumption of fighting at the levels of summer 2014, which led to the establishment of ISIS in the country.
Mattia Toaldo - 14 February 2017
Whether the new EU migration agreement will work and whether it will respect migrants’ rights is an open question with the answer likely to be no.
Mattia Toaldo - 24 January 2017
The Maltese plan is less about managing migration and more about reducing the numbers arriving in Europe at any cost.
Mattia Toaldo - 23 September 2016
The ink is barely dry on a new joint statement on Libya. But already the roadmap is under threat from developments on the ground.
Mattia Toaldo - 12 July 2016
Adding NATO to Operation Sophia is unlikely to substantially change the picture – though it won’t hurt. Instead, in the coming months the EU should focus on three policy baskets.
Mattia Toaldo - 18 February 2016
Germany has a lot to lose if the situation in Libya turns sour, but a lot to gain if diplomacy is given the support to succeed
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