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Libya’s new government faces daunting challenges
Libya: A war in metamorphosis
In October, the key domestic actors in Libya’s conflict resumed political dialogue. Three factors have helped this process: the military setback suffered by the warlord ruling in the east, Khalifa Haftar; the prolonged cease-fire, and the mounting street protests as the country sinks into chaos.
The UAE’s next moves in Libya
The UAE is among a number of regional and global powers that have inserted themselves into the years long civil war in Libya. The small Gulf state has been keen to influence maritime dynamics, control energy infrastructure and preserve access to the Sahel. The UAE will likely follow a softer ...
Turkey’s decisive entry into Libya’s civil war
The militias of Tobruk-based warlord Khalifa Haftar failed to take the capital of Libya and are being pushed out from the western part of the country, where there are strategic oil fields. Turkey’s intervention played a decisive role in this military outcome. As other external powers engaged in Libya consider ...
The fires of Libya’s 10-year war
After nearly a decade of conflict and foreign interventions, the Libyan conflict is nowhere near resolved. Weapons and ammunition are still being delivered to both parties by external actors, perpetuating the fighting. With deep divides in both the international community and Libyan society, the situation is unlikely to change in ...