Tag Archives: Libya

Libya: why enforcing an arms embargo is so hard

Militants prepare their ammunition in April 2019 before joining frontline to defend Tripoli against Khalifa Haftar’s forces. EPA-EFE

Inga Kristina Trauthig, King’s College London A group of countries involved in the ongoing civil war in Libya agreed at a meeting in Berlin on January 19 to uphold a UN arms embargo and stop international meddling in the country’s conflict. Germany wants to find a way to end the ongoing conflict in Libya to prevent the North African country …

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In COVID’s shadow, global terrorism goes quiet. But we have seen this before, and should be wary

Alaa Al-Marjani/AAP

Alaa Al-Marjani/AAP Greg Barton, Deakin University Have we flattened the curve of global terrorism? In our COVID-19-obsessed news cycle stories about terrorism and terrorist attacks have largely disappeared. We now, though, understand a little more about how pandemics work. And ironically, long before the current pandemic, the language of epidemiology proved helpful in understanding by analogy the way in which …

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There’s no shortage of players in Libya’s conflict. But few champions for peace

The peace process is at an impasse in Libya’s protracted civil conflict. Hazem Turkia/Anadolu via Getty Images Jacob Mundy, Colgate University The year-long battle for Tripoli has been heating up in recent weeks despite widespread calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan and the coronavirus pandemic. As the violence escalates and the number of foreigners involved in the fighting multipies, the …

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