The European Union’s policy in the Mediterranean will have to evolve substantially if the union wants to have influence in this crucial region.
Benghazi’s war is not simply an army operation against terrorists, but a deeply intimate social conflict, between neighbors and cousins, overlaid with tribal- and class-based tensions.
AQIM is taking advantage of the social and economic fabric of Sahelian communities while exploiting the region's vast plains and porous borders that complicate counterterrorism operations.
Amid reports of Seif al-Islam Qaddafi’s release, journalist Samir al-Sa‘dawi sheds light on the affair.
A nighttime maritime patrol is a lesson in Libya’s permeable sovereignty.
Having expended considerable military effort in helping Libyan forces wrest territory from the Islamic State last year, the United States should now turn its diplomatic attention to ensuring the country does not slip into greater chaos.
Conflicts and insecurity in the Maghreb and Sahel are increasingly becoming interdependent and altering the regional security terrain.
Southern Libya remains a region of endemic instability wracked by communal conflict, a shortage of basic services, rampant smuggling, and fragmented or collapsed institutions.
Libya’s worsening political conflict has pushed the country to the brink of civil war and could complicate ongoing efforts to combat extremist groups.
Refugee crises across the globe have had a transformative impact on every aspect of the politics, economies, societies, and states that have experienced these massive forced population movements.
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