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EU seeks to strengthen democracy, security and justice in Libya

The EU is supporting the administration of security and justice in Libya, with the presentation of the €10 million Security and Justice Support Programme for Libya (SJSP). “Stabilising the country and establishing common and unified security structures is essential to consolidate the rule of law, an independent judicial system and …

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Beyond Benghazi: Libya’s Transition and the Future of US-Libyan Relations

One year after the deadly attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the Libya Working Group–a joint initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and Freedom House–convened a panel discussion to assess …

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Beyond Benghazi: Libya's Transition and the Future of US-Libyan Relations

One year after the deadly attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the Libya Working Group–a joint initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and Freedom House–convened a panel discussion to assess …

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Lessons from Libya: How Not to Intervene

BOTTOM LINES • The Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong. Libya’s 2011 uprising was never peaceful, but instead was armed and violent from the start. Muammar al-Qaddafi did not target civilians or resort to indiscriminate force. Although inspired by humanitarian impulse, NATO’s intervention did not aim mainly to protect civilians, but rather …

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Is Libya Finally Walking the Walk?

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan has announced the launch of a national dialogue initiative to address some of the most important challenges hindering the country’s progress toward a pluralistic and transparent political system. It is the first sensible initiative taken since Qaddafi’s ouster to try to resolve the political paralysis …

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