• Sada - Analysis
    The Islamic State’s Strategy in Libya
    Kevin Casey, Stacey Pollard March 25, 2015 عربي

    Lacking close ties to Libyan social groups, the Islamic State’s strategy focuses on accelerating state collapse rather than acquiring territory.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Rising Out of Chaos: The Islamic State in Libya

    The presence and influence of the Islamic State continues to spread in the civil war chaos of post-Qaddafi Libya, inserting itself into an already messy conflict between the rival Operation Dignity and Operation Dawn.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Is Behind the Sirte Tragedy?
    Alexey Malashenko February 24, 2015

    The ISIS cannot be defeated through military strikes only. The Islamic State is just a tip of the radical Islamist iceberg, which is firmly entrenched in the Muslim world.

  • 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.


Carnegie Experts on Libya

  • Mario Abou Zeid
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Abou Zeid is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on political developments in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

  • 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.

  • Hamza Meddeb
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform as well as the political economy of conflicts and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.

  • 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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