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  • EPC | 23 Jun 2020

    Algerian Mediation Project in the Libyan Crisis: Background and Prospects

    Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune has shown his keenness to put forward a project for a consensual peaceful solution in Libya. In recent days, the features of this project began to come out amidst a broad regional and international situation that puts pressure for a political solution at a time when the path of the military conflict is still open. This paper sheds light on the background and major approaches of the Algerian project in Libya and attempts to explore its potential prospects.

  • Mohamad Kawas | 07 Jun 2020

    The New Russian-American Struggle over Libya: Dynamics and Consequences

    This paper examines the new US–Russian conflict over Libya in light of the variables on the ground and recent exchanges between the two sides. It also analyzes the dynamics, current drivers, and strategic dimensions of the conflict and explores the potential implications for the future of the Libyan crisis.

  • EPC | 03 May 2020

    Termination of the Skhirat Agreement and Prospects of the Libyan Landscape

    In light of the announcement by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army of “accepting the people’s mandate to govern the country and end the Skhirat Agreement” and the intensification of the battle of western Libya between the Libyan National Army and the army loyal to the Government of National Accord, several questions are raised regarding the future of the military situation in western Libya and its impact on the political solution approach in Libya.

  • Bilal Abdullah | 23 Feb 2020

    Trajectories to Solve the Libyan Conflict: Calculations and Challenges

    Efforts to resolve the long-standing conflict in Libya following the Berlin Conference seem to deliver some relative success on the military, economic and political tracks despite persisting challenges and difficulties. Given past failures of similar international conference and negotiations, this relative headway is of paramount importance to avoid another talk breakdown caused by the deep divisions between the various parties to the conflict. It remains difficult to predict a total success in any of these tracks in a manner that would make way for hammering out a final and lasting solution to the ongoing conflict. It is likely that one or more of these three tracks will hit a stalemate in an advanced stage of negotiation.

  • EPC | 02 Feb 2020

    Libyan Conflict Developments following Berlin Conference

    The German capital witnessed the Berlin conference on January 19, 2020, to discuss ways to settle the conflict in Libya. Although there are indications on the desire of the international concerned parties to make the conference a success, in a way that helps achieve progress in the settlement efforts, the ten days following the conference have seen many challenges, which represent a difficult test to see how much serious the external parties are ready to cooperate put an end to this.

  • EPC | 19 Jan 2020

    What next for Tunisia now that Jemli’s government has been rejected?

    Habib Jemli, the Prime Minister-designate nominated by the Ennahdha Movement, has failed to win Parliament’s confidence for his proposed government, which he presented on January 10, 2020. This serious setback will have an impact on the political map and on the position of the Ennahdha Movement, which stands isolated within Tunisian politics.

  • EPC | 29 Dec 2019

    The Future of Algeria’s Political Landscape in light of Tebboune’s Ascent and Departure of Gaid Salih

    Against the backdrop of continued protests, two recent events in Algeria — the election of Abdelmajid Tebboune as President of Algeria on December 12 and the death of the Military Chief of Staff and Secretary General of Defense Ahmed Qaid Saleh on December 23 — are closely intertwined. This paper will examine these two developments and their impact on the future of the Algerian political scene.

  • EPC | 08 Dec 2019

    Algerian Presidential Elections: Candidates and Predictions

    On November 17, 2019, the Algerian presidential election campaigns began. Five candidates are standing in the elections, which are scheduled for December 12, 2019.