Dismissing the Arab Spring uprisings as failures does not capture how fully they have transformed every dimension of the region’s politics.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb remains a looming threat, with its proven adaptability and resilience, and its high capacity for destruction.
If European policymakers want to help stabilize and reorient Libya, they should recall the lessons of the five years since the country’s 2011 revolution.
Libya’s fragmentation and the devolution of power—to armed militias, tribes, and towns—has created a power vacuum that the Islamic State is exploiting.
This all-day conference brings together leading scholars from around the world to examine security and governance challenges in the Maghreb-Sahel.
The flow of smuggled goods and people along Libya’s southern border illustrates the lawlessness and insecurity across that stretch of land.
A confluence of fateful missteps during and after the revolution set Libya on a downward spiral that will probably take years to reverse.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a review of its first Arab Experts Survey. Conducted in both English and Arabic, the survey represents the views of more than one hundred accomplished political thinkers representing almost every Arab country.
Any strategy to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya should aim to bridge Libyan political divides while channeling assistance in a way that promotes cooperation between rival forces.
Without a credible partner on the ground, Western governments are struggling to develop a strategy to combat the spread of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya.