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Looking for friends in the West: The Cairo-Misrata talks in the shadow of the Gulf crisis

Three years into the latest chapter of political and military division that has plagued Libya, Egypt has reached out to another player in the conflict, looking to take advantage of recent fragmentation to build out new political blocs to support its ally Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA).

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US blocks UAE attempts to drive powerful militia away from Libyan government

The UAE attempted to drive a wedge between the internationally-recognised Tripoli government and a powerful central Libyan militia, The New Arab has learned, with a meeting between leaders of rival militias cancelled after US protests.

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LNA moves towards Derna as Hafter says there is still work to do fighting terrorism

Units of the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hafter claim to have moved to within 20 kilometres of Derna, removing earth barriers mounds and cement blocks at Kirissah, west of the Mujahideen-controlled town. They say they have established new positions there, noting that they have been welcomed by local residents.

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A Larger US Role in Libya?

As the chaos in Libya continues, recent reports indicate that the United States is considering ramping up its diplomatic and military involvement in Libya.  On July 10, CNN reported that the Trump administration could soon finalize a new policy for Libya to expand US presence in the country. If realized, …

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Libya: A Political and Economic Trainwreck

Libya is in a Catch-22 situation—political agreement cannot be reached without economic improvement and political stability is necessary to revive the economy. Turning the economy around is contingent on oil production and exports coming back on line, at least in its initial phase. In order to produce and export at …

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