Opinion

The LIA “steering committee” threatens to undermine the LIA’s multi-million dollar litigations. It cannot be allowed to do so

Sami Redwan

Libya is a nation plagued by internal conflict, as the recent attempted coup illustrated only too well. Many of the rifts that exist between the competing factions are deep and intractable. Others, however, are relatively simple to resolve, and the rewards for their resolution would be huge. The...

LIA on track with multi-million dollar litigations to recover wealth of the Libyan people

Sami Redwan

Things are uncertain at the moment, even by Libya’s standards. Key terminals in Libya’s eastern and western oil facilities have been held hostage for years, with oil production at a minimum. Oil exports, on which the economy sorely relies, are at a virtual standstill. The country’s...

The Presidential Council’s order to appoint a temporary committee to manage the Libyan Investment Authority is legally questionable and bad for Libya

Sami Redwan

The Presidential Council recently issued an order to establish a temporary Steering Committee to manage the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). The motive behind the decision seems sincere – to unite the leadership of our nation’s sovereign wealth fund. However on closer...

Libya’s crises are not inevitable, yet they are legion

Editor-in-Chief

After the overthrow of the long-time dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, by a people's revolution in February 17, 2011 and with his death in October of the same year, Libyans started to lead a new life full of hopes for freedom of expression, of political views and also value of the self. Years rolled...

The Libyan Army, Between Reality and Delusion

Dr. Obaid Al Raqiq

It goes without saying that armies are the base of all modern states. They are responsible for securing the homeland and protecting its sovereignty, which are two important pillars upon which any modern state is built and without which there would be no state at all. Therefore, all countries...

Rebuild Benghazi City 

Suliman Alshahmy

It seems that rebuilding Benghazi, is a field of racing for competitors to show skills and ideas, which are mostly imported from communities and realities, way far from the certainty of Benghazi and circumstances Libya is currently facing. Many interested refer to the importance of launching...

Who will pay?… Mr. Obama

Ibrahim Muftah

In his last interview with the Fox News, President Obama admit that he made the little mistake which destroyed a country called Libya, and spread the chaos, armed violence everywhere in Libya and the whole north Africa. Mr. Obama; Your mistake killed tens of thousands of young Libyans, other...

The limits of U.S. strategy against IS is shown through bombing IS camp in Libya

Libyan Express

American warplanes bombed a seaside town in Libya early Friday aiming to kill a militant commander linked to attacks on Western tourists. But the mission also highlighted the widening gap between American military operations and diplomatic efforts to bring peace and stability to a tumultuous...

Why Libya matters again?

Libyan Express

Since a NATO-led air war toppled the regime of Muammar al-Qaddafi five years ago, Western governments have kept their distance from Libya, even as it plunged into a disastrous civil war. But the country is back in the headlines, and for the first time since 2011, the United States and its...

Libya’s litmus test with ISIL

Olivier Guitta

While Syria and Iraq may have grabbed the headlines over the past few years, another country has been preying on the mind of some Western officials. In private, French, Italian, British and United States defence officials and diplomats have expressed their huge concern about Libya. Now that the...