Category Archives: Geopolitics

Libya – a land of disagreements

Since the outbreak of war in April, the world’s States are unanimous on the necessity of stopping the fighting and return to the path of politics. Currently, and after the passage of six months since the beginning of the crisis, the world has not been able to summon the warring parties and to persuade them to settle at the same table in order to find a political solution. In fact, many are wondering whether this invitation was not, at first, only purely formal and misleading.

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Russian eyes Libya as a new ground to promote its influence

When the world witnesses the expansion of Russian influence in various areas, the Russian government is looking for a support point in Libya, which has led it to support Haftar’s forces and to sponsor a new round of Libyan negotiations. The Security Council delayed the adoption of a British resolution condemning the attack on Tripoli on 8 April. The British media talked about a meeting between Haftar, the Russian defense minister and the president of the Russian security company Faghanar, during the past year, after which it was decided to deliver military supplies to the general. Other sources found out about French military support to Al Karameh, GA’s interior minister, urging France to comply with previously concluded security agreements. France’s role in the conflict has also intensified after some French diplomats arrived at the border with Tunisia or after landing a French-flagged warship in the port of Ras Lanuf on 25 April , with a transport of attack weapons and three military pieces for Haftar’s forces. This, in addition to the known support from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE. At the same time, some consider the phone call between Haftar and Donald Trumpf as of April 15 to give “green light” to continue the attack. On the other hand, Italy has supported GA’s positions, alongside Turkey, which is currently trying to put pressure on the Russian side to change its position on the crisis.

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Foreign ambitions dominate the Libyan scene The situation in Tripoli is still uncertain, developments in the field do not indicate quick resolution of the conflict.

The situation in Libya continues to deteriorate after all belligerent sides have entered a spiral of violence in the capital of Tripoli and its surroundings.

This makes it increasingly difficult to explain the real situation and objectives in the conflict area, based on the multitude of narratives and analyzes, considering also the regional alliances that support the military and the political parties in conflict.

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Sprijinirea comunităților locale din Libia

La Centrul Internațional pentru dezvoltare locală și guvernare înțeleaptă s-a încheiat programul de sprijinire a autonomiei locale și stabilității în Libia cu simpozionul intitulat ”Municipalități active, pentru orașe înfloritoare”.
Acest program, care durează de trei ani și jumătate, este finanțat de U.E. și sponsorizat de Ministerul de Externe olandez. Au participat reprezentanți ai autorităților locale și guvernamentale din Libia, precum și ai unor organizații internaționale.

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The future of Brexit

Since the results of the EU parliamentary elections were announced on Sunday night, the discussion about what they mean in terms of Brexit has been hotly contested.

One third of votes were cast for parties that support no deal, but there are a couple of reasons why we should be cautious about reading too much into the results. When people vote for a party, they dont necessarily vote for every single policy that party puts forward; and turnout was relatively low compared to other types of public vote, meaning we dont know what a sizeable chunk of the electorate actually thinks.

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Trump vs. Iran – What holds the future?

The paramount question at this stage is not what the United States will do in the nuclear domain but how it will act on Irans regional violations of the spirit of the agreement. The 13 October statement describes Irans steady expansion of proxy forces and terrorist networks … in hopes of dominating the greater Middle East … as they try to establish a bridge from Iran to Lebanon and Syria. The administration, according to this document, will address the totality of these threats from and malign activities by the Government of Iran and will seek to bring about a change in the Iranian regimes behavior.

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