Libya

Opinion – The Rise of Mercenarism: Avoiding International Accountability

Oana-Cosmina Mihalache • May 1 2020 • Articles

Mercenaries provide a semi-permanent stronghold in Libya for acting as substitutes for those times when countries cannot rely on their national armies.

Review – Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Greg Simons • Jun 7 2019 • Features

Zollman’s book provides a well-supported analysis of the nature and significance of media, propaganda and intervention using six key events reported in three countries.

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

E-International Relations • Apr 23 2019 • Features

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gustav Meibauer, discusses the effectiveness of ‘hybrid tools’ of foreign policy, neoclassical realism, diversity within IR and teaching innovations.

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Garrett Wallace Brown and Samuel Jarvis • Nov 12 2018 • Features

The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention – from two competing standpoints.

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

Jonathan Pugh • Nov 9 2017 • Essays

The intervention in Libya was seen by non-Western states as a dangerous legal precedent undermining the status state sovereignty had been given under international law.

The European Union Immigration Agreement with Libya: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Delphine Nakache and Jessica Losier • Jul 25 2017 • Articles

Before engaging Libya as a partner in its “externalization” agenda, the EU must establish a mechanism that ensures an adequate assessment of individual protection needs.

The EU-Libya Migrant Deal: A Deal of Convenience

Michael Asiedu • Apr 11 2017 • Articles

The recently concluded EU-Libya deal is convenient for the EU but a disservice to migrants and refugees in Libya.

The Libya Political Agreement: Time for Reconsideration

Michael Asiedu • Feb 24 2017 • Articles

The agreement has been bedevilled with significant deficiencies from its onset. Its renegotiation is central to the ongoing peace process in Libya.

Interview – Anders Fogh Rasmussen

E-International Relations • May 23 2016 • Features

Anders Fogh Rasmussen elaborates on how we are living in a new Cold War, NATO’s mission in Libya, and discusses Vladimir Putin’s motives in the Middle East.

A “Major Terrorist Event” Case Study: Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012

Robert Tugwell • Jan 29 2016 • Essays

The Benghazi attacks ultimately assisted in the ongoing destabilisation of post-Gaddafi Libya, and advanced multiple extremist Islamist causes.


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