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Libya’s civil war: what happens next?

Libya’s civil war: what happens next?

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces’ (LAAF) withdrawal from western Libya has redrawn the fault lines of Libya’s conflict. It has emboldened the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) which, with Turkish backing, will push hard to extend its area of...

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Iranian influence in Iraq

Iranian influence in Iraq

Over the past decade, Iraq has been Iran’s most significant regional ally. Analysts believe that Major-General Qasem Soleimani — the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force who was assassinated by the US on 3 January 2020 — played an...

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Arab League publicly supports Libya’s GNA

Arab League publicly supports Libya’s GNA

The Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General, Hossam Zaki, recently affirmed on Egyptian TV that Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is the ‘accredited government for the Arab League, the African Union and the United Nations.’ This statement from a senior...

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