• Sada - Analysis
    Photo Essay: When Only Walls Can Talk
    Tom Westcott January 9, 2015 عربي

    Although Tripoli appears calm, graffiti covering much of the city’s walls hints at the political divisions simmering beneath the surface in Libya’s capital.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Saving Libya’s Constitution-Making Body
    Omar Ould Dedde O. Hammady, Michael Meyer-Resende December 18, 2014 عربي

    The dissolution of Libya’s House of Representatives is putting extra pressure on the Constitution Drafting Assembly to negotiate a new political order in the country.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Libya’s Southern Rivalries
    Rebecca Murray December 10, 2014 عربي

    Rival factions in Libya have allied themselves with groups in the south, intensifying local conflicts and disrupting security in the border zone.

  • Strategic Europe
    Four World Issues: A Traveler’s View From the High Seas
    Marc Pierini April 24, 2014

    From Chinese industrialization to maritime trade, from the perils of piracy to human trafficking, a voyage from the Far East to Europe reveals much about the modern world.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Another Election in Libya?
    Tarek Megerisi February 25, 2014 عربي

    New General National Congress elections will not solve the fundamental and structural flaws in Libya’s transitional system.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Oil, Libyans’ Bargaining Chip
    Kevin Casey February 11, 2014 عربي

    Conflict over Libya’s oil sector has become a proxy for numerous other conflicts that are working themselves out in post-uprising Libya.

  • Sada Discussion
    Libyan Security: How Can the International Community Help?
    Sada Debate January 31, 2014 عربي

    Following a bloody revolution, Libya confronts a range of challenges to its security and stability. What can the international community do to help address these issues? Four experts offer their perspectives on the role of outside actors.

  • Strategic Europe
    The Arab Spring Three Years On
    Richard Youngs January 31, 2014

    At the third anniversary of the Arab Spring uprisings, the state of play in the Middle East and North Africa is cause for concern. But is it all as somber as it looks?

  • Sada - Analysis
    Pitfalls for Libya’s General Purpose Force
    Benjamin Nickels October 10, 2013 عربي

    Libya’s plans for a General Purpose Force have the potential to aid its security situation, but to be successful they must address a number of logistical, political, and institutional issues.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Not Inclusive Yet
    Ronald Bruce St John September 26, 2013 عربي

    Although Libya has striven to build a democratic state, gradual erosion of a commitment to inclusion—particularly of women—undermines the new government’s potential legitimacy.

  • Event
    Libya’s Civil War
    Frederic Wehrey, Michele Dunne, Wolfram Lacher, Dirk Vandewalle, Faraj Najem September 24, 2014 Washington, DC

    Nearly three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is in the throes of a bitter civil war. Its political and security institutions are split along complex fault lines that defy easy categorization.

  • Event
    Roadmap to National Dialogue: What Can Syria Learn From Regional Experiences?
    Majid Almadhaji, Darine El Hage, Wesam Jalahej, Romy Nasr, Oussama Safa May 30, 2014 Beirut

    Across the Arab world, states are emerging scarred by conflicts and revolutions. These states are often in dire need of national reconciliation efforts.

  • Event
    Building Libya’s Security Sector: Libyan, U.S., and International Perspectives
    Frederic Wehrey, Aref Ali Nayed, Ben Fishman, Michael Smith, Faraj Najem November 5, 2013 Washington, DC

    Although the United States and several NATO members have recently announced plans to train and equip a new Libyan army, the country faces enormous challenges in rebuilding and reforming its security sector.

  • Event
    Institutional Reform in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia
    Marwan Muasher, Frederic Wehrey, Ellen Lust, Jakob Wichmann May 28, 2013 Washington, DC

    A focus on the differences between political actors and their implications for political development could distract attention from trying to understand the critical institutional changes underway in countries across the Arab world.

  • Event
    Securing Libya's Periphery
    Marina Ottaway, Frederic Wehrey, Fadel Lamen, Peter Cole September 26, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    Nearly four decades of the Qaddafi regime’s systemic marginalization and mismanagement of Libya’s eastern and southern regions have resulted in deep security, political, and economic problems that continue to challenge the country’s transition toward democracy.

  • Event
    Democratization in the Arab World
    Laurel Miller, Jeffrey Martini, Thomas Carothers, Marina Ottaway July 18, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    The successes and setbacks of other democratic transitions can provide insight into the problems ahead for the Arab Spring.

  • Event
    Islamists in Power: Views from Within
    April 5, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    Islamist parties will have a dominant impact on the outcome of Arab transitions, but there is little understanding in Washington of what that will mean for governing.

  • Event
    Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib
    Marwan Muasher, Abdel-Rahim El Keib March 9, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib discussed Libya’s political transition and the future of U.S.-Libya relations.

  • Event
    Transition in Libya: The Next Steps
    Azza Kamel Maghur, Fadel Lamen, Marina Ottaway February 2, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    The Libyan transition has entered the difficult phase of creating a new political system, which will be shaped by both formal and informal processes.

  • Event
    Awakening Arab Innovation
    Marwan Muasher, Inger Andersen, Rami Khouri January 25, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    As the Arab Awakening continues to unfold, the region’s future will hinge on whether greater political freedoms in countries like Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya can be harnessed to produce innovation, economic growth, and a true knowledge economy.


Carnegie Experts on Libya

  • Michele Dunne
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

  • Lina Khatib
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly.


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