Last month, when General National Congress President Mohamed Magarief announced that Libya had granted Tunisia a “development aid package” worth 200 million Tunisian dinars to be used to cover Tunisia’s deficit, I was struck by the wide gap between the positions of my Libyan friends on this issue. Some of …
Opinion: Does Libya have a President now?
I have been following, as any other Libyan, the activities of the General National Congress and its President’s activities, trips and announcements and I started to wonder is he the President of Libya? I decided to go back and read the 2011 Constitutional Declaration that governs the GNC and defines …
The Libyan public’s role in drafting the Constitution: Part I
Public participation in the Constitution-drafting process is essential to ensure the final document enshrines the rights and freedoms of the Libyan people. (Photo: George Grant)
Libyans trying to move on from Gaddafi
Libya’s Col Muammar Gaddafi is dead, but his shadow and the decades of his iron rule have not quite departed to the other side.
Libya Gaddafi death anniversary: Unfinished business
The checkpoint outside Misrata on the Tripoli road is more like an international border than the boundary of a city.
Security Sector Transformation in the Arab Awakening
Countries transitioning to democracy must change old models of organizing the police, armed services, and intelligence services, which typically were characterized by mistreatment of the public, for models that stress transparency, accountability, and citizen involvement. Yet each new government in the Middle East and North Africa must tailor its reforms …
Has Libya bucked the Islamist trend?
It is difficult to sum up the alliance of parties that has done so well in Libya’s first elections since the overthrow of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
ICC seeks info on Kadhafi son
The International Criminal Court (ICC) asked Libya to disclose by Tuesday (January 10th) certain details regarding the legal status of Seif al-Islam al-Kadhafi, Al Jazeera reported.
Holding Libya Together: Security Challenges after Qadhafi
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS As the recent upsurge of violence dramatically illustrates, the militias that were decisive in ousting Qadhafi’s regime are becoming a significant problem now that it is gone. Their number is a mystery: 100 according to some; three times that others say.
Libya conflict: Who’s who in the international coalition
As the coalition military operation in Libya continues, the United States seems to be inching closer to taking a smaller role in the effort. The Post’s Scott Wilson and Karen DeYoung reported that the U.S. is close to “turning over command of the military operation in Libya, with key NATO …