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Washington’s man wades in

The military stalemate has persuaded US officials to join pressure for negotiations to reunify the country

There is a new drive in Washington's Libya policy. As the military stalemate continues, the new United States ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, who took up the post on 14 Augus...


Out of contract

On the face of it, it is just another lucrative lobbying deal, with Israeli arms dealer turned lobbyist Ari Ben Menashe bagging another US$1 million contract to add Tunisian media ...


Into the unknown

Polar opposites face each other in the presidential run-off. All they have in common is their disdain for the political establishment

The first round of the presidential polls on 15 September was – as predicted – a slap in the face for the post-revolution political establishment. Two extremes topped the pol...


All the general’s hotels

Corruption allegations by an insider have stoked public anger, spilling onto the streets, prompting an immediate crackdown

Egyptians have been glued to a series of sensational videos which claim to detail high-level corruption by President Abdel Fattah el Sisi and the Egyptian armed forces. The controv...


Emirati casualties

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces' announcement that six of its soldiers died in action in Libya is its first admission that it is fighting on the ground there. Up to now it ha...


Upstarts and old guards

Jealous of presidential candidate Nabil Karoui's popularity, the political class manoeuvred to have him arrested

Tunisians go to the polls on 15 September to choose a new president and, three weeks later, a new parliament. The contests lacked strong drama until 23 August, when front-runner Na...


Waiting on the general

No longer posing as an avuncular placeman, Gaïd Salah has emerged as Algeria's key power-broker

It seems a very long time since Algeria-watchers questioned whether a political beast with ambitions to control the military/security establishment and its 'deep state' structures ...


Proxies battle over Tripoli

There's a stalemate on the ground while each side's foreign supporters use high-tech weaponry to try to change the strategic balance

As the campaign of Benghazi-based strongman Khalifa Haftar to take Tripoli slows down, foreign powers are putting more and more resources into the fight, including armed drones and...

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New faces, old enmities

Candidates are lining up for the first round of presidential poll now scheduled for 15 September. The smart money is on Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi to succeed President Béji ...


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