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Controlling Libya’s wealth: Hifter’s long game

For nine months, the United Nations has attempted to force the so-called General National Accord (GNA) government on Libya. Despite myriad international pronouncements of support, the GNA has failed spectacularly to take hold on the ground. Regional squabbles, constitutional complexities affecting its legitimacy and its lack of institutional capacity impede the GNA’s progress. Lurking …

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Libya loyalists fail to retake key eastern oil ports

BENGHAZI (Libya) – A counter-attack by fighters loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports was repelled on Sunday by forces from a rival administration. The operation came as three members of forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord were killed further west …

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Libya intervention destroyed great power unity in rush to regime change

Rarely has there been a foreign policy critique as devastating as the one delivered by the British parliament’s foreign affairs committee this week against the military intervention in 2011 in Libya. The Chilcot report, which forensically exposed the blunders of the attack on Iraq in 2003, set the tone this …

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