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Khalifa Hifter: All Things to All Men? Western policy opinion has been split regarding the recent events in Libya which propelled the retired military general Khalifa Hifter back to the international stage. Central to this are questions over a set of conflicting political and military objectives seen as either the solution… [More]

Libya’s Security Situation: Implications for Democratic Governance

By: Giorgio Mariani       The atmosphere in Tripoli on 20 October 2011, when the last remnants of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces were defeated, and Gaddafi himself along with his son Mutassim were killed, was one of almost unbridled hope. The then longest-serving head of… [More]

How Can Libya Achieve ‘Good Governance’?

“Good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development” – Kofi Annan   Introduction:   The inauguration of the General National Congress (GNC) in August inspired excitement and raised expectations throughout Libya. However, 12 months later, optimism has given… [More]

Analysis of Legislation No.13 2013: Impact on Libya’s Political Sphere

Download PDF: Political Isolation Analysis Part 2   The Political Isolation Law is one characterised by vagaries and the considerable discretion afforded to commission members. Whilst a substantial amount of high-level staff across the public sector will undoubtedly be isolated for their actions under the previous… [More]

Analysis of Legislation No.13 2013:  Structure, Criteria, and Committee

Download PDF: Political Isolation Analysis Part 1 Political isolation has been an emotionally charged topic for its supporters and the ‘revolutionary’ faction of the new Libya who view it as a necessary, final step of cleansing the political, administrative and economic corruption rotting the country over… [More]

Information, Participation & Reputation –The GNC and the Role of Communication

  Download PDF:  Policy-Brief_Communication The recently elected General National Congress (GNC) has become Libya’s first democratic government since the 1950’s, but the dearth of consistent, controlled and informed communication between the GNC and its populace has only made the government less meaningful to a Libyan… [More]

Islamism and the Libyan Elections

As Libya marks its first national elections for over 50 years and the results in Libya begin to filter out, early indications suggest a massive lead for the political candidates affiliated with Mahmud Jebril’s National Forces Alliance (NFA). What does this mean for the nature… [More]

Libya’s Liquidity Crisis

on January 27, 2012

Libya’s Liquidity Crisis

Restoring confidence in the banking system   Download PDF: Libya’s liquidity crisis   In our November policy paper Time is Money, we anticipated the Central Bank of Libya’s most pressing near term issue would be currency stabilization; that is, deciding what foreign exchange mechanism to… [More]

Paper: A health policy assessment in post-conflict Libya

A new discussion about the health sector in post-conflict Libya – one regarding strategic, bureaucratic and mismanagement  issues in the health sector. Download PDF: A Health Policy Assessment in Post-Conflict Libya Health: A Post Conflict Policy Assessment Since the February 17th revolution, the Libyan people… [More]

Paper: Security Service Reform in Libya

Security service reform as a means to achieving the long-term goals through transitional justice, and the immediate goals of demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration.   Download PDF: Security Service Reform   The Other Side of Transitional Justice   Over the past forty-two years systematic human rights… [More]