Libya: Publications


Deep sea rivals: Europe, Turkey, and new eastern Mediterranean conflict lines

Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Julien Barnes-Dacey, Cinzia Bianco, John V. Bowlus, Hugh Lovatt, Tarek Megerisi, Michaël Tanchum - 21 May, 2020

The eastern Mediterranean is becoming ever more perilous as geopolitical fault lines steadily enmesh the region. These rifts emerge from the Cyprus ‘frozen conflict’, competition for valuable gas fields, and the increasingly entangled wars in Libya and Syria.

Policy Brief

Libya’s global civil war

Tarek Megerisi - 26 June, 2019

Policy Brief

Order from chaos: Stabilising Libya the local way

Tarek Megerisi - 19 July, 2018

The tragedy of Libya in well known in outline but poorly known in detail – to many in Europe, that is. But Europe has a role in the country's stabilisation.

Policy Brief

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10 April, 2018

France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya

Mattia Toaldo - 15 June, 2017

Attempts to close Europe’s borders are counter-productive – legal channels must be opened in exchange for return of illegals.

After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya

Hayder al-Khoei, Ellie Geranmayeh, Mattia Toaldo - 4 January, 2017

Recent terror attacks in Berlin, Baghdad and Istanbul demonstrate that defeating ISIS militarily is only half the battle.


A quick guide to Libya's main players

Mattia Toaldo & Mary Fitzgerald - 19 May, 2016

In Libya there are very few truly national actors, the vast majority are local players. This guide explains who the players are and what they control.

Intervening better: Europe’s second chance in Libya

Mattia Toaldo - 13 May, 2016

The unity government offers the best chance of stabilising Libya, stemming refugee flows and pushing back ISIS, and Europe should focus on strengthening it.

Five years on: A new European agenda for North Africa

Anthony Dworkin - 18 February, 2016

Five years after the Arab uprisings in North Africa, the EU needs to avoid an “either-or” mentality on stability versus progress

Libya’s migrant-smuggling highway: Lessons for Europe

Mattia Toaldo - 10 November, 2015

How the lessons of Libya can help European policymakers respond to the wider migration crisis