Libya
West Asia Round Up: August 2020

ABSTRACT: August witnessed monumental events in the region. US sponsored rapprochement between UAE and Israel; Pompeo’s visit to Khartoum; Beirut blasts; attempts to ceasefire in Libya; Iraqi PM’s visits to Iran and USA; Defeat of US proposal and...

Turkey and Egypt on the Libyan Cross Roads

Libya’s misfortune refuses to go away. The foreign and interventionist powers continue to back their proteges to sub serve their own regional geo-political and geo-economic interests in the Mediterranean North African nation. Egypt and Turkey are...

EU’s Operation Irini Promotes a Poor Image of the EU

The European Union launched operation IRINI in the Mediterranean on 1st of April, 2020. The operation is officially called EUNAVFOR MED Irini where EUNAVFOR stands for European Union Naval Force and MED stands for the Mediterranean Sea. Irini...

West Asia Roundup - May 2020

Abstract: West Asia continued to suffer under the onslaught of Covid -19. While Iran despite its socio-economic problems and US sanctions remained the major victim in the region others caught up rather fast. Some took early containment actions while...

What is happening in Libya?

We have been coming across reports, more in the foreign media than in the Indian, of the military gains of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at the expense of the Tobruk-based General...

Libya – the Unfortunate Domain of International Competition: Berlin and Beyond

Soon it will be almost a decade of destruction in Libya which in many ways could be the worst extension of the four decades of Gaddafi’s autocratic rule. On February 17, 2011 ecstatic Libyans had jubilantly marched their revolution for a ‘New Libya...

West Asia and North Africa Roundup 2019

A Year of Protests In 2019, protests emerged in Algeria against the decision of the 82-year-old incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to contest in the presidential election for a fifth term which was originally scheduled on 18 April 2019. On 16...

Interaction with Dr. James M. Dorsey on ‘Review of Major Conflicts in West Asia and the Way Forward’

On Mar 10th, 2018, Members of the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) faculty had an interactive session with Dr James M. Dorsey, Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), discussing together major conflicts in West...

Russia’s Involvement in Libya and its Consequences

Post-Gaddafi Libya In the past six month, General Haftar, the leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), supported by the Eastern Parliament in Tobruk, has visited Moscow twice. He also spoke with the Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during his...

Libya: An Emerging Model for the Islamic State

Introduction Instability created by terror-related activities is not a new phenomenon in the Maghreb region or Northwest Africa. Looking at the present scenario in this region, there are no signs of improvement, particularly on security spheres. The...

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