Search: Turkey,Libya (7 materials)

Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

... protects not only the pro-Turkish GNA, but also its interests in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Anna Manafova: Is the Eastern Mediterranean a New Competitor for Russia on the European Gas Markets? So Why Does Egypt Support Khalifa Haftar? In Libya, Turkey is confronted with the interests of its foreign policy opponents; in particular, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE). The latter is the main ally of General Khalifa Haftar. Cairo supports the LNA, because members ...

17.01.2020

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and Iran “When I thought I had already reached the bottom, they knocked from below.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This quote of the polish aphorist and poet of the 20 th century, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, serves as a perfect epigraph to this in-depth ...

13.01.2020

Russia's “Wait and See” Policies and the Libyan Settlement

... difference in approaches is the support Paris and Rome have given to different parties. Analysts agree that Italy relies mainly on Sarraj's GNA, which Rome sees as a tool to solve migration problems. At the same time, it is assumed that France supports the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar, considering it effective in the fight against terrorism. Turkey’s blunt support for the GNA may have played a role in the Macron-Erdogan war of words during the NATO summit in December 2019. The conflicting positions of intra-European and regional actors contributes to destabilizing the situation in Libya ...

23.12.2019

March to Tripoli, or a Third Civil War in Libya: Initial Results

... missiles, man-portable air-defense systems and light weapons. Also, according to the Chairman of the High Council of State, Khalid al-Mishri , the Libyan Army/Government of National Accord now has drones as well, which were also probably delivered via Turkey. Libya has thus turned into a battlefield and Faultline between two antagonistic camps of the Islamic world. Heading up the first of these camps are Turkey and Qatar, which continue to rely on forces that adhere to the ideology of political Islam, are ...

13.06.2019

Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... its military presence throughout its remote southern desert regions. Senior government officials speaking to the media 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 and located in its remote southeastern Tindouf region. Some news reports claim the camps, which contain upwards of 95,000 refugees,...

19.02.2014

Proliferation And The Psychopathology of Prohibition

... governments who engage in WMD commerce to use it as a bargaining chip for other objectives. In spite of four Nobel Peace Prizes (Bunche, Arafat, Rabin, Peres), one of the big drivers of terrorism continues to be the destruction of the State of Israel. Libya and Palestine are cases where opportunistic leaders have helped drive that issue. While Washington spent around $3 trillion on its decade long war in Iraq the four decade presence of Moammar Gaddafi and Yassir Arafat on the world scene has probably ...

30.10.2013

The Oxymoronic Déjà Vu of Humanitarian Bombing in Syria

In light of the recent developments in Syria and the apparently imminent US military intervention, the blog will take a short break from its relatively academic style and its thematic focus in order to brainstorm and share some thoughts on the broader picture of what is happening in the geopolitical arena of the region. Dangerous Double Standards Bashar al-Assad has reportedly used chemical weapons to attack, essentially, his own people. The first, logically obvious question is why would Assad essentially...

07.09.2013

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