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The promise of Palermo: Uniting the strands of Europe’s Libya policy

Europe’s short-term strategy for Libya should be to identify where to deploy its technical expertise. This will help address the structural issues that drive the conflict and that make new elections so risky. Europe should also develop its coercive arm to combat Libyan spoilers. Such a cohesive approach would generate …

Opportunism As a Strategy

Owing to its intervention in the Syrian crisis, Russia is making a powerful comeback in the Arab world. In its efforts to pursue such a return, after years of being sidelined by Western powers, it is also playing a larger role in Libya.

Libyan FM opposed to EU’s ‘disembarkation platforms’

Libya and its north African neighbours are opposed to the EU’s plan for “regional disembarkation platforms” to stem the flow of migrants entering the bloc, Tripoli’s Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Taher Siala said in an Austrian newspaper interview Friday.

Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya’s war

“The daily life of Libyans is just a matter of survival,” says Abdullah. He speaks with a tense voice, as if the fear of being heard never leaves him in the few minutes that the internet connection allows us to talk at the phone.

HRS and FEMED discuss human rights issues in Libya

The Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) held some meeting, last week, with the Euro-Mediterranean Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED) for enforced disappearance. The organisations held the meetings with some interested in the Libyan issues in the European Union (EU).