Category Archives: Libya

Can Syria and Libya finally forge an effective alliance?

by Paul Iddon On a tactical level, the Syrian civil war is increasingly being exported to Libya, where thousands of Syrian men have been recruited during the last year for Libya’s warring sides. Turkey sent former rebels who fought in … Continue reading

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The significance of MiG-29s entering the Libyan conflict

by Paul Iddon In a potentially significant development, Russian-built MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets are reportedly being deployed in Libya amid the ongoing civil war. The jets are either being supplied to or will be flown in support of the eastern-based … Continue reading

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The Controversial Strongman behind Libya’s Descent into Chaos

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. The United States tried to overthrow Muammar al-Gaddafi, dictator of Libya since 1969, for decades. In 1986, US President Ronald Reagan bombed Libya while the … Continue reading

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Libya: The Next Pirate Haven?

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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From Afghanistan to Yemen: How the US is trying to destroy ISIS

Following the overthrow of the regime of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by a group of ragtag militants and rebels the term “lead from behind” entered the lexicon for a brief time. Here for a short moment, it seemed to … Continue reading

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Afrikas Konfliktherde 2016

von Peter Dörrie. Afrikanische Länder sind in internationalen Medien vor allem als Schauplatz von Konflikten im Gespräch. Praktisch jede Nachricht, die es aus dem Kontinent in die international Diskussion schafft, behandelt die eine oder andere Gräueltat. Nur Syrien dürfte momentan … Continue reading

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The maritime threat of the Islamic State in Libya: a case of much ado over nothing?

by Ben Ho Wan Beng and Henrik Paulsson. They are researchers with the Military Studies Programme at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and hold master’s degree in strategic studies from the same institution. A top naval officer with … Continue reading

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Vier Jahre nach Gaddafi

von Peter Dörrie Muammar Gaddafi, einer der extrovertiertesten, brutalsten und exzentrischsten Diktatoren der jüngeren Weltgeschichte wurde am 20. Oktober 2011 in einem Abflussrohr nahe seiner Geburtstadt Sirte getötet. Im Leben wurde vom Westen abwechselnd verteufelt und umgarnt. An seinem Tod … Continue reading

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Aufgeschnappt: Wann greifen endlich die Europäer ein?

Salhin sagt, es müsse jetzt bald eine Lösung geben. Nur eine zweite westliche Intervention könne uns retten. Der Westen müsse endlich auch unsere Vorstellungen berücksichtigen, sagt Ashour, falls sie kommen, müssten sie dauerhaft in Libyen bleiben und das Land von … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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