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A Snapshot of the Islamic State’s Libyan Stronghold

The eastern Libyan city of Derna has been in the news a lot lately. Last October it became the first place outside of Syria and ...

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In Libya, the Tantalizing Promise of a Unity Government

Yesterday, on March 25, the international peace process aimed at ending Libya’s civil war concluded its latest round of talks in Morocco on schedule. Both ...

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, March 9, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Jason Pack and Mattia Toaldo call for the West to stop picking sides ...

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Why Picking Sides in Libya Won’t Work

The West needs to get serious about negotiations to end the civil war.

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The New Pirates of Libya

Why the rise of the radical Islamists in North Africa threatens America directly -- and how to stop it.

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Is Libya the Next Stronghold of the Islamic State?

The chaotic civil war is giving the caliphate a foothold in North Africa, and its enemies can’t figure out whether to kill the jihadists or use them for their own purposes.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feb. 23, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Linda Kinstler reports from Kharkiv on the rising wave of ...

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Somalia on the Mediterranean

Four years after a half-hearted intervention in Libya, the country has become a breeding ground for terrorism. Washington can’t afford to look the other way anymore.

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