Search: UN,Libya (4 materials)

The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... and Turkey are also both essential power brokers in active conflicts in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Although the two often find themselves supporting opposing factions in these conflicts, their cooperation has been a catalyst for uneasy ceasefires in Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh. Both Russia and Turkey are likely to play a larger role in Afghanistan following the departure of U.S. and NATO forces in the country. Turkey’s closeness to Russia also stems from its diplomatic isolation within the ...


The Lackluster Peace Talks in Libya

... improvement of the security environment , the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy have publicly declared their readiness to use UN Security Council Resolution 2174 and sanction those "who threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya or obstruct or undermine the political process" [1] . At the same time, the five governments also agree that there is no military path to a Libyan settlement. The West sees a way to rescue Libya through a peaceful political dialogue under the auspices of its ...


Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... described the move as a “sovereign decision.” Niger shares common borders with Algeria and Mali. It sits just below Libya and to the east of Mali. Algeria has been experiencing problems in the refugee camps controlled by the Polisario Front ... ... Tindouf region. Some news reports claim the camps, which contain upwards of 95,000 refugees, serve as a recruitment area for fundamentalists with connections to Al Qaeda. In a development related to these events, the Khaleej Times newspaper and online ...


Dilemmas of humanitarian interventions

... Therefore the negotiated solution didn’t exist. Secondly, one couldn’t save the Libyan people just by changing the equation by using force on the immediate battle field. In order to safely send in NATO war planes one had to destroy (make unthreatening) the Libyan air force as a whole. That meant going after all of their planes, the military bases (including bases in Tripoli), the communication sources, radars and so on - and it meant a full-scale attack. Thirdly, the vast majority of the Libyan people were ...


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