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Libya’s Falling Strongman

The situation on the ground in Libya is fluid and complex. Militias in the West and South police their own local communities but few have regional control. The only exception is in eastern Libya under the leadership of strongman General Khalifa Haftar and his self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA). In …

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How to Hold Elections in Libya

Since 2011, Libya’s path to democracy has been unclear. The United Nations’ (UN) inability to bring warring factions to the negotiating table has left the country in chaos. While negotiations have failed, the UN is pushing to hold elections in 2018. Given the chaos in the country, however, will the …

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New SANA Briefing Paper investigates challenges to measuring casualties in Libya

Although Libya’s estimated rate of violent deaths is still far below those of Syria and several Central American nations, it remains significant, ranking eighth globally for 2016. This unenviable situation is symptomatic of the ongoing turmoil and instability facing the country since 2011.

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Defense Minister Barghathi denies appearance before ICC panel of inquiry and threatens to sue Haftar’s TV channel

The Defense Minister of the Presidential Council, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, has denied reports concerning his intention to testify before the International Criminal Court.

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