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Middle East/North Africa Security

The struggle for Libyan oil wells

The recent LNA offensive in the Gulf of Sirte comes as a stern reminder of the threat posed by the ongoing instability to Libya’s oil infrastructure.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Will Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood harm its Western backing?

Qatar’s intrepid foreign policy has led to isolation among their traditional Arab Gulf allies such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Will the wealthy kingdom find a way to protect

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Two ways WWII’s legacy still links Europe to the Middle East

This May 7th marks the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe (VE Day). Just a short distance away, the Middle East still remains a major source of

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

EDA: At risk of collapse Libya leans on oil industry

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: As rival militias continue their fight for power in Tripoli and across the country, Libya hopes the security of its vital oil industry can provide some semblance of

Middle East/North Africa Security

How will Libya’s ongoing crisis affect MENA region?

Libya faces ongoing political threats including Islamist extremists, all the while it still lacks central control over its oil resources. The internal turmoil could have international implications. As international attention shifts to

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is Khalifa Haftar Libya’s next strongman?

Violence in Libya has moved the country close to a failed state. With the United States determined to prevent another Islamist takeover in the region, is General Khalifa Haftar in line to