Articles on Libya

France's strongman strategy in the Sahel (Commentary)

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. 

New currents in Libya’s stagnant waters (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 05 December 2018

The most important development in Libya’s recent history may have just taken place. And it was not a high-level summit, but a new expression of popular opinion on Libya’s future

The promise of Palermo: Uniting the strands of Europe’s Libya policy (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 08 November 2018

On 12 and 13 November, Italy is hosting a conference on Libyan stabilisation in Palermo which hopes to fix the floundering international mission in the country

The Libya delusion: violence erupts again (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 06 September 2018

Militias have entered Tripoli, shifting the balance of power inside Libya and hampering the advance towards new elections. European powers need to stop squabbling and grasp the meaning of this new state of affairs

Mr Salvini goes to Tripoli (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 13 August 2018

The EU migration policy is in decay, partly due to counterproductive tactics from within the Union

Libya elections 2018: the missing ingredient (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 01 June 2018

Hurrying Libyans to an early vote could prove counter-productive unless European powers unify and take action on problems now

Libya after Haftar? (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 18 April 2018

Haftar’s weakening position will have ramifications for the stability of Eastern Libya, the activities of regional states that have based their policy on him, and on the diplomatic efforts to unify Libya’s fragmented political and security actors.

Libya's rebounding oil sector critical to stabilization (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 13 March 2018

Critically, the Central Bank must become more transparent when it comes to the management of Libya’s oil wealth.

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa (Commentary)

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.

Still wanted: New approaches to migration for Europe (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017

The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.