Click here to read the article Our Comment: Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly the UN's Kobler-Serraj experiment is about to fail. This analysis does not only explain, why the GNA/PC is a flop, but outlines also a plan for a way out of the current deadlock.
As the failure of the GNA proves, the location of the new interim government cannot be Tripoli. It needs to stay at a location where it can work without being threatened and blackmailed every other day. Probably an in
Click here to read the article Our Comment: The authors of this article, both advocates of a strong Italian Tripoli based role on Libya, are wrong to suggest that Britain should have another attempt to try and fix Libya. Both Italy and Britain neocolonial meddling is not likely to be perceived favorably in Libya.
The argument made by the authors that this British role is appropriate because of the recent Brexit is incomprehensible and absurd.
The suggestion that the Su
Libyan House of Representatives and its Army have the moral obligation to transparently investigate such allegations of war crimes. In wars there is madness, but there are also roles of engagement and accountability. Misconduct and war crimes dangerously compromise the values of a disciplined army and in Libya it severely hinders efforts for reconciliation and nation building. Now that the war in Benghazi is nearing an end, its citizens will need to ask some very hard questio
Prof. Hani Shennib, Founding President of NCUSLR was invited by United States Institute for Peace to critique the inaugurated Special Report on Libya's Religious Sector & Peace building Efforts. March 20, 2017 Washington D.C. With study editors Mrs. Zahra Langhi founder of the Libyan Woman's Platform for Peace and Palwasha Kakar SPO, Religion and Inclusive Societies United States Institute of Peace. With Rev. Susan Hayward, Senior Advisor, Religion and Inclusive Societies, US
Click here to read the article Our Comment: Eric Schmitt is perfectly right with his excellent article about the “powder keg” of Libya. One must be aware that Sirte was not a battle between the internationally recognized “Government of National Accord” (GNA) and the “Islamic State” (ISIS), but between the militias of the city of Misrata and ISIS, triggered by the expansion of ISIS towards the west of Libya, which threatened vital interests in Misrata. In the current Libya
We are pleased to announce that May 10, 2017 will be the new date for our annual conference "U.S. Libya Relations 2017". The conference which was to be held February 16, will now be held in Washington DC at the Rayburn Building of the U.S. House of Representatives In banquet rooms 2043-44 from 8:00 - 16:00. The program will cover topics on understanding the current political and security situation in Libya, status of the oil and gas and other industries and investment opportu
Libya is a failed state with civil war like situations and terrorist activities in several parts of the country. All the warring factions are quite fragmented. There is no centralized control of power on any of the sides. The root causes for the current mess are the inability of the government to impose its will and retain the monopoly on violence, the rising influence of radical Islamists, the legacy of the chaotic administration of the state under Gaddafi and the numerous c
Click here to read the article Our Comment: The recent - for the time being - successful offensive of the Islamist-leaning "Defend Benghazi Brigade" did not only take the oil ports east of Sirte, but also brought additional dynamics into Libya's already big chaos. The country is one step closer to an uncontrolled break-up.