Posts tagged Haftar
GNA Retaliates Against UN SRSG after UNSC Briefing

Ghassan Salame, the SRSG and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), was once the political protector of the Government of National Accord. Today, he finds himself the target of the loosely held coalition. Libya Desk investigates the motives behind the GNA’s rejection of their saviour.

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How a Lingering Conflict Could Impact Libya's Oil Production

Two months after General Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli, the much-anticipated oil slump has not yet hit Libya. On the contrary, the National Oil Company’s (NOC) oil production has continued to increase during the conflict, adding 90,000 bpd in April and reaching around 1.3 million bpd in May, an amount likely to be repeated in June. Overall, even if the past years have shown that oil production in war-torn Libya is too volatile to be taken at face value, the fact that output levels rise in spite of the conflict is surprising. Libya Desk analysed the impact of protracted conflict on Libya’s oil production.

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The Proxy War in Libya: Part 1, The Triad

Libya Desk presents the first installment of a three-part investigation piece entitled “The Proxy War in Libya”. Part 1 looks at the strategic geopolitical alliance between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt to fight off political Islam movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood or Hezbollah — the so-called “Triad”.

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The UN-recognised GNA and its Unholy Alliances

Libya Desk wants to bringing urgent notice to an issue that is being grossly overlooked by national and international observers alike. In spite of its “peaceful state” being advertised by foreign actors to the rest of Libya and the world, western Libya is a geography where the strong rule over the weak and where militias have institutionalised corruption schemes.

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