Libya latest news

Libya latest news

Libya currently stands at a critical moment as the country faces the dual risks of both the intensifying conflict and the possible spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 24 March the Tripoli authorities reported the first known case of coronavirus which indicated that...
Nine years on and Libya is in disarray

Nine years on and Libya is in disarray

The 17 February marked the ninth anniversary of the revolution which overthrew Libya’s former leader, Muammar Qadhafi, and, although there were some celebrations, mainly in Tripoli and Misrata, the general tone was muted. Most Libyans feel that there is little to...
Russia is a major kingmaker in Libya

Russia is a major kingmaker in Libya

The presence in Berlin of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump’s National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien may be a sign of greater US engagement on Libya which is no doubt motivated by Russian and Turkish muscle-flexing. Washington has reportedly been...

Libya – Forecast 2020

Domestic Politics & Policy Even if the Berlin process culminates in a conference in mid-January 2020 — that unites domestic and international policy behind a single framework for political reunification — it is unlikely that Libyan government institutions will...
Turkey begins its military support for the GNA

Turkey begins its military support for the GNA

Dozens of pro-Turkish Syrian mercenaries reportedly landed at the recently re-opened Mitiga Airport on about five flights from Turkey to support Khalifa Haftar’s opponents in Tripoli. Allegedly in reaction — and video evidence purportedly showing Syrian fighters in...