The coronavirus has hit the Middle East and north Africa at a time when the region is already burdened with multiple problems, including a series…
Without aerial power, the ‘new Operation Sophia’ will simply upset Turkey and encourage the UAE and Haftar to go for total victory in Tripoli
ECFR’s national offices explore whether the conference marks a fresh beginning for Europe’s engagement with war-torn Libya
European countries and the EU can still use the strength of their diplomatic assets to reassert their influence in Libya. But they will first need to overcome their internal divisions to do so.
Europeans could still keep Libya a multilateral affair, if they can bring France onto a shared platform – and deploy newfound unity to draw American influence back in
Although Germany’s mediation role in the Libyan conflict has received relatively little attention so far, this might change if its initiative leads to a peace conference – or, alternatively, a collapse of the political process
The forthcoming Berlin conference offers the chance of a diplomatic breakthrough for all sides in Libya’s proxy ‘civil’ war. Will they seize the opportunity?
The ongoing war in Libya is causing growing numbers of Libyans to emigrate to Europe – and leading European states to make partnerships with authoritarian regimes
The UK, Germany, and Italy are forming a common position following the latest Libya offensive. This should form the core of Europeans exerting greater collective influence over events there
As Field Marshal Haftar's forces advance towards Tripoli, Libya teeters on the brink of yet another civil war. Europe can no longer idly stand by.