Libya conflict

Sisi pledges Egypt's support for interim government in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with newly elected Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh in Cairo on Thursday.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Feb 18, 2021
al-monitor People wave flags and chant slogans during a gathering to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring in Martyrs Square on Feb. 17, 2021, in Tripoli, Libya. The anniversary comes after a new executive authority was recently announced in Libya. Mohammed al-Menfi was elected as head of the Presidential Council and Abdulhamid Dbeibeh as interim prime minister of the new unified Libyan authority and tasked with delivering new elections for the country, scheduled for December 2021. Photo by Nada Harib/Getty Images.

Will Russia and Turkey withdraw their proxies from Libya?

The UN delivers a potentially game-changing win for diplomacy, but the United States wants Russian and Turkish mercenaries out of Libya.

Week in Review | Russian influence | Feb 12, 2021

Winners and losers in Libya’s political deal

A major political settlement in Libya has recently been agreed to after lengthy complicated negotiations. But unless the outcome is viewed as a win-win game, it could end up being just another round of empty talks.

Mustafa Fetouri | Libya conflict | Feb 12, 2021

What’s next for Turkey in Libya after election of new interim leaders?

Universal goodwill messages to Libya’s new interim leadership indicate how complex the Libyan file has become for all foreign actors in the country ahead of potentially clamorous elections in December.

Fehim Tastekin | Libya conflict | Feb 11, 2021

Russia seeks to outplay the US in Libya

While Russia's preferred candidates lost in last week's vote for interim leadership in Libya, Moscow still has a strategy for reinforcing its influence in the country.

Kirill Semenov | Russian influence | Feb 10, 2021