• IISS Voices

    Deciphering the jihadist threat on Libya’s shifting sands

    05 July 2017.  With a possible collaboration between the Libyan branch of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups on the ground, the jihadist threat in Libya becomes even more amorphous.

  • ACD Insight

    Deciphering the jihadist threat on Libya’s shifting sands

    04 July 2017.  With a possible collaboration between the Libyan branch of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups on the ground, the jihadist threat in Libya becomes even more amorphous.

  • Strategic Comments

    The Manchester terrorist bombing

    31 May 2017. 

    The 22 May jihadist bombing in Manchester followed a grimly familiar pattern: an individual with Middle Eastern roots but born in his Western host country – radicalised in a 'field of jihad' and by local events – chose a 'soft' target and took mass casualties. The best way forward, albeit unspectacular, is to extract operational lessons, resist militarising homeland security, and incrementally improve and refine the law enforcement and intelligence approach to counter-terrorism.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 3: Middle East

    09 May 2017. 

    Egypt
    Iraq
    Israel–Palestine
    Lebanon–Hizbullah–Syria
    Libya
    Mali (The Sahel)
    Syria
    Turkey (PKK)
    Yemen

  • IISS Voices

    An explosive mix in southern Libya

    08 May 2017.  The next phase of the conflict in Libya is likely to be in the south of the country, given the proliferation of armed groups along the border and the ongoing offensive by the Libyan National Army.

  • ACD Insight

    An explosive mix in southern Libya

    08 May 2017.  The next phase of the conflict in Libya is likely to be in the south of the country, given the proliferation of armed groups along the border and the ongoing offensive by the Libyan National Army.

  • Survival

    Was Libya’s Collapse Predictable?

    20 March 2017.  The debate over whether the Libyan intervention was justified should take as its starting point the imponderables facing decision-makers in March 2011.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 7: Middle East and North Africa

    14 February 2017.  Middle East and North Africa: Russia changes the battlefield; The campaign against ISIS; The Iraqi Army; The war in Yemen; Yemen and GCC military cooperation; Regional capabilities increase; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending and procurement; Defence industry; Emirates Defence Industries Company

    Saudi Arabia: Defence policy; The armed forces; Defence and security cooperation and coalitions; Operations in Yemen; Defence economics and industry

  • Events

    The Dead Sea

    25 October 2016. 

    Private film screening and panel discussion
    Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Medecins Sans Frontieres
    Stuart Gatt, Writer and Director of The Dead Sea
    Markus Geisser, Senior Humanitarian Affairs & Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 25 October 2016, 6–7.30PM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Libya’s faltering new government

    21 September 2016. 

    The new UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has based itself in Tripoli. But the GNA has failed to muster an effective nationwide military capability and is rivalled for national authority by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HOR), which controls the Libyan National Army, Libya's most cohesive armed organisation, as well as Libya's oil ports. Although GNA-linked forces have decimated the Islamic State in and around Sirte, the new government's unsteady hold on Tripoli is vulnerable to HOR challenge.

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