Arturo Varvelli - 07 February 2020
A new mandate for Operation Sophia could be just what the Italian government is looking for – but much will depend on what the lead players in Libya do next.
Mattia Giampaolo - 17 January 2020
Italy has achieved little through independent diplomacy in Libya. It may have more success by acting within a European framework.
Tarek Megerisi - 16 January 2020
European countries and the EU can still use the strength of their diplomatic assets to reassert their influence in Libya. But they will first need to overcome their internal divisions to do so.
Tarek Megerisi & Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 17 December 2019
Europeans could still keep Libya a multilateral affair, if they can bring France onto a shared platform – and deploy newfound unity to draw American influence back in.
Arturo Varvelli and Matteo Villa - 26 November 2019
By prioritising short-term gains in irregular migration and energy security, Italy and the EU have helped create an unsustainable security and political situation in Libya.
Tarek Megerisi - 24 September 2019
The forthcoming Berlin conference offers the chance of a diplomatic breakthrough for all sides in Libya’s proxy ‘civil’ war. Will they seize the opportunity?
Shoshana Fine & Tarek Megerisi - 25 July 2019
The ongoing war in Libya is causing growing numbers of Libyans to emigrate to Europe – and leading European states to make partnerships with authoritarian regimes
Tarek Megerisi - 18 April 2019
The UK, Germany, and Italy are forming a common position following the latest Libya offensive. This should form the core of Europeans exerting greater collective influence over events there
Tarek Megerisi - 05 April 2019
As Field Marshal Haftar's forces advance towards Tripoli, Libya teeters on the brink of yet another civil war. Europe can no longer idly stand by.
Tarek Megerisi & Andrew Lebovich - 08 March 2019
The French response to internal threats in North African countries has been to reinforce authoritarian rule to keep the peace. But it could inflame miltancy in the long run, especially in Chad and Libya.
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