• Diwan

    Moscow’s Mercenary Ways

    In an interview, Ruslan Trad describes how private military companies advance the Kremlin’s agenda in the Arab world.

  • Diwan

    Flames on the Horizon?

    Libya may be heading toward new rounds of conflict in the aftermath of its recently aborted elections.

  • Diwan

    Lapidated Libya

    In an interview, Tarek Mitri looks back at Libya’s volatile transition after the fall of the Qaddafi regime.

  • Multimedia

    Libya Presidential Elections : UN Says Country at ‘Critical Juncture’

    A discussion of the Libyan presidential elections ahead of a landmark vote.

  • Commentary

    The Lost Decade: DDR and SSR Lessons in Libya Since 2011

    Socioeconomic and political obstacles have long inhibited successful security sector reforms in Libya since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Understanding these factors and drawing lessons from previously aborted DDR/SSR efforts is crucial to avoid future pitfalls and a possible relapse into conflict.

  • Commentary

    Russia Is No Mideast Superpower

    There is no question that Washington’s position in the broader Middle East was dented by the fiasco in Afghanistan. Ultimately, however, U.S. assets in the region are still unrivaled: the United States’ political and economic influence, hard power, soft power, embrace of multilateral diplomacy, and leadership of a rules-based global order continue to give it the upper hand over all its rivals.

  • Research

    Reassessing Russian Capabilities in the Levant and North Africa

    The challenge for Western policymakers is to avoid viewing Russian activism in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa through an exclusively zero-sum lens. The region’s political disarray, complexities, and especially the unpredictability of local rulers all present built-in buffers to Russian influence—as they do to all external players.

  • Event

    Can the BRI and B3W Coexist in Africa?

    Join us for an in-depth conversation with leading scholars on U.S., China, and Africa policy to discuss whether the BRI and B3W can address Africa’s financing needs and how to avoid the negative spillovers of great power competition on the African continent.

  • Commentary

    A Libyan Revenant

    In June 2017, Saudi authorities at the immigration counter at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah pulled aside for questioning two young Libyan men who were flying back to Libya after performing the umrah pilgrimage.

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    How Violent Political Instability in Libya Exacerbates Migrants’ ‘Living Hell’
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