Donald Trump: A Win for the UAE?

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by Giorgio Cafiero Throughout this year’s unprecedented U.S. presidential election, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials mostly favored Hillary Clinton as the business-as-usual candidate. They were supportive of the Democratic Party candidate based on personal ties dating back to her husband’s… Continue Reading  

Immigration Crisis: Another Reason to Address Libya

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by Wayne White European governments are mulling over responses to the immigrant flood across the Mediterranean. Reducing causes for emigration in distant countries of origin like Eritrea and Syria would be invaluable. But it’s also a daunting task and will… Continue Reading  

Why Stabilizing Libya is so Hard

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by Wayne White As the violence in Libya grinds on and the two rival governments find little common ground, months of UN efforts to broker talks have been frustrated. Although both are insecure, the competing governments believe they have some… Continue Reading  

Libya’s Spillover Effect

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by Wayne White Libya remains broken and violent. Secular forces made gains against Muslim extremists in Benghazi recently, but the advantage has shifted from side to side since early this year. And two rival governments vying for power amidst a… Continue Reading  

Libya is in Deep Trouble: US Must Make its Move

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by Wayne White Former General Khalifa Haftar’s (or Hiftar’s) eastern-based military challenge against parliamentary Islamists and armed Muslim extremists continues to spark more violence. Meanwhile, government authority in the capital of Tripoli has practically disintegrated with two rival prime ministers… Continue Reading