A Neighbor’s Dilemma: The Implications of the Libyan Crisis on Tunisia

A Neighbor’s Dilemma: The Implications of the Libyan Crisis on Tunisia Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: James Pothecary The Jamestown Foundation   Introduction In April, paramilitary forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA)—the armed wing of the Tobruk administration—began its campaign to take the capital Tripoli from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and…

Oil Zone Fighting Threatens Libya with Economic Collapse

Oil Zone Fighting Threatens Libya with Economic Collapse International Crisis Group Libyans have seen rare glimmers of hope in recent months, with an uptick in oil exports and recent reverses inflicted on the jihadists of the Islamic State. But new fighting over the country’s oil crescent has upset precarious balances and threatens the country with…

A New Threat to Libya’s Stability Emerges

A New Threat to Libya’s Stability Emerges Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Nathaniel Barr, Madeleine Blackman The Jamestown Foundation While Islamic State (IS) is in decline in the central Libyan city of Sirte, another armed group with ties to the global jihadist movement is threatening to usher in a new period of instability in Libya. In…

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Dario Cristiani The Jamestown Foundation Since the outbreak of the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the collapse of Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s Jamahiriya (Republic of the Masses), Libya has fallen into a process of constant and ever deeper chaos, which has…