libya

Strategic Insights: ISIS in Libya: A Threat or a Dead-End?

Author: Dr Azeem Ibrahim Prior to 1912, Libya was a province within the Ottoman Empire and subdivided into two regions (Tripolitania in the west and Cyrenaica in the east) reflecting a long-standing ethnic and geographic division in the country. Although not administered separately, the large region reaching south into the Sahara had a different ethnic …

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The Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges

Author: Dr Mohammed El-Katiri North Africa’s security landscape has worsened in the aftermath of the political events of the Arab Spring. Libya’s dire state of affairs has had significant repercussions not only on its internal security and stability, but also on that of its neighboring countries, particularly the ones with long and exposed land borders. …

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Arab Threat Perceptions and the Future of the U.S. Military Presence in the Middle East

Author: Dr W Andrew Terrill The threat perceptions of many Arab states aligned with the United States have changed significantly as a result of such dramatic events as the 2011 U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, the emergence and then fading of the Arab Spring, the rise of Iranian power and Tehran’s nuclear agreement with key …

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