Elections Can’t Fix What’s Wrong With Libya
A canceled presidential election might be just what the country needs.
The Negotiators Podcast: The Long Road to Libya’s Election
From civil war to digital dialogues, an insider’s account of the Libyan peace process.
Rushed Elections in Libya Won’t Bring Peace
The U.N.’s obsession with process is making conflict and instability more likely.
Russia Blocks Brit From U.N. Libya Envoy Role
Diplomatic spats could undermine U.N. position ahead of key national elections.
U.N. Libya Envoy Abruptly Resigns Ahead of Critical Elections
Libya still reeling from proxy war between rival foreign powers.
Can African Leaders End Ethiopia’s War?
As civil war spreads, Kenya and the African Union are trying to broker a cease-fire.
Libya’s Chaos Is a Warning to the World
Ten years after Qaddafi’s death, Libya is a harbinger of the enduring global disorder to come.
Russia’s Wagner Group Doesn’t Actually Exist
And that makes it all the more challenging to get to grips with.
Could a Monarch Heal Libya?
The country needs a unifying figure. Ahead of elections this year, it’s worth considering a constitutional monarchy.
NATO Killed Civilians in Libya. It’s Time to Admit It.
The alliance bombing campaign had a devastating toll—but, a decade after the war, leaders have still not taken responsibility.
Will Oil Spill Conspiracy Theories Help Netanyahu Win?
Israeli voters face a toxic sludge and dubious propaganda about Libya and Iran as they head to the polls.
The Conflict in Libya Is Getting Even Messier
A U.N. report suggests the UAE is using Sudanese fighters to battle the internationally recognized Libyan government.
What Erdogan Really Wants in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey’s adventures abroad are about more than hydrocarbons. They’re a bold and expensive attempt at geopolitical revisionism.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021
The world in 2021 will be haunted by the legacies of 2020: an ongoing pandemic, an economic crisis, Donald Trump’s divisive presidency—and new threats emanating from wars and climate change.
Turkey’s Year of Living Dangerously
Turkey took its expansionist vision to new heights in 2020—but with a battered economy, growing opposition, and now U.S. sanctions, it’s not clear how long that can continue.
Pentagon Says UAE Possibly Funding Russia’s Shadowy Mercenaries in Libya
The Defense Department’s inspector general found that the United Arab Emirates is financing Russian Wagner Group mercenaries—just as Trump aims to sell the UAE billions of dollars worth of arms.