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Western Airstrikes in Libya to Fight Daesh ‘Intrusive and Neocolonial’

Western military intervention in Libya to stop its seizure by Daesh militants would be perceived as “intrusive and neocolonial”, according to Dr Arturo Varvelli, Head of Terrorism and Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), as he told Sputnik it could instead strengthen Daesh’s control.

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Can the new UN-backed government solve Libya’s problems?

A new UN-backed Libyan government was unveiled earlier this week. It is the result of over a years worth of mediation on the part of the United Nations in efforts to stabilise the country. It is tasked with ending the civil war and stemming its side effects, such as the …

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A Constitution for Libya: A Futile Debate?

Talking about and discussing a constitution for Libya at this moment may seem a futile exercise. The situation on the ground is such that even the simplest idea of a Libyan State may seem surreal, given the diverse interests battling for control of the country and its resources. Three governments …

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Are Libyan factions being forced to sign a UN deal?

The US, Italy and their allies are trying to press rival Libyan factions into signing a UN-brokered peace deal.

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Statement on a Political Deal for Libya

The International Crisis Group considers the international conference on 13 December in Rome an opportunity to bring together a divided Libya through an inclusive political process. Under the co-chairmanship of Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, it will bring together the “P5+5” group that …

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The Prize: Fighting for Libya’s Energy Wealth

Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth. The struggle affects oil fields, pipelines and export terminals, as well as the boardrooms of national financial institutions. Combined with runaway spending due to corruption and dwindling revenue because of falling …

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