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How the United Nations took over Libya, then decided its future

On 16 September, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed Resolution 2009, creating the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The mission, which has boasted seven chiefs so far, increasingly became Libya’s top decision-maker following a seven-month bloody civil war that divided the country.

Preventing partition: The case against a diplomatic band-aid in Libya

As the civil war in Libya approaches the decade mark, many in the international community and certain segments of Libyan society have started to look for seemingly simple solutions to end the conflict. One of the solutions that has started to gain traction is the potential partitioning of Libya into …

UN panel of experts on Sudan sheds light on Haftar and Darfur rebels’ links

A report by the UN panel of experts on Sudan, submitted on January 13, revealed links between Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Libya and Darfur rebels in Sudan, adding that the Darfur rebel fighters used to get massive military support from Haftar before entering battlefields in Libya.