The Arab Spring – 5 Years On

Five years ago, a series of unprecedented uprisings and demonstrations broke out in countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Protesters took to their streets to demonstrate against their governments, in...

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Could Russia intervene in Libya as it did in Syria?

Throughout much of his time as President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has shown a willingness to use violence to further his country’s interests in international affairs. Wars at home and...

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The Business and Politics of Oil in Libya

The oil industry has become a frontline of Libya’s civil war. No other commodity better represents the complex nature of Libya’s political, security and economic instability. As a highly valuable commodity trapped...

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Why and how we should resolve the Libyan refugee crisis

Many policymakers within Europe have been quick to analyse the political and security implications of migration for the EU itself; but less have analysed the dynamics and implications of migration for Libya....

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The Libyan Conflict is not a Tribal Conflict

With the way in which events continue to unravel in Libya, many Western news reporters and opinion writers categorize the conflict to be a courtesy of tribalism. This oversimplification in the portrayal...

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