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Op-Ed: Libya’s fledgling democracy is at stake

Former deputy prime minister Mustafa A.G. Abushagur is a member both of the House of Representatives and of the Libyan Political Dialogue as well as a co-signer of the Skhirat Agreement. He warns of efforts to restore military rule in the country and destroy the revolution that so many died for. …

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Is Libya returning to military rule?

It is not always the case that popular uprisings against despotic authoritarian regimes and their total removal will necessarily lead to a new democratic system of government. The world has witnessed many examples of this, although and in some cases, the regression to authoritarianism was for a short period.

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Paris meeting on Libya fails to make progress; Libyans not invited

Today’s ministerial level meeting on Libya hosted by the French government in Paris failed to make any significant progress on the crisis in the country although it is reported that those attending agreed that the future Libyan government should give a role to Khalifa Hafter. No Libyan participants were invited, …

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Controlling Libya’s wealth: Hifter’s long game

For nine months, the United Nations has attempted to force the so-called General National Accord (GNA) government on Libya. Despite myriad international pronouncements of support, the GNA has failed spectacularly to take hold on the ground. Regional squabbles, constitutional complexities affecting its legitimacy and its lack of institutional capacity impede the GNA’s progress. Lurking …

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Kobler tells UN Security Council Hafter has a role

Khalifa Hafter must have a role in the unified Libyan army, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler said today in New York. “I have always said that General Hafter must have a role … and I would like to sit together with him and discuss it” Kobler told a press conference after …

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