Tarek Megerisi - 20 May 2020
European countries should try to revive the political approach to resolving the Libya conflict, particularly given that Turkey may want to do so from its current position of strength.
Tarek Megerisi - 03 April 2020
Europe’s latest move seems likely to marginalise it and damage its credibility as an honest broker.
Tarek Megerisi - 25 March 2020
Europe seems unconcerned by the chaos smouldering on its doorstep, as Libya’s five-year-old conflict becomes world’s main theatre of drone combat.
Tarek Megerisi - 20 February 2020
Without aerial power, the ‘new Operation Sophia’ will simply upset Turkey and encourage the UAE and Haftar to go for total victory in Tripoli.
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?
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