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Category Archives: Libya

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September 14, 2016

Dr Alan Mendoza on Three Counties Radio defending Libyan Intervention

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Libya
August 15, 2016

The Intellectual Roots of ISIS

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.
Why did Prohibition in America fail? The Pakistani Islamic scholar Abul Ala Mawdudi argued that it was because the law “required people to accept human rather divine reasoning.” What was needed was a harsh …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Libya, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
June 1, 2016

A Terror State of the West’s Making

Originally published in Commentary Magazine.
Warning of potential terrorist attacks throughout that continent, the State Department has issued a travel alert for Europe. Such moves are a sobering indication of how Europe’s authorities have allowed this threat to get completely out …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Libya, Opinion Editorial
May 17, 2015

UK troops to smash migrants trade: Navy to stop flood of refugees from Libya

Originally published in The Express
Britain is poised to send 200 Royal Marines to the Mediterranean to lead a blockade aimed at “smashing” Libya’s people-trafficking gangs.
The move, which would see the UK spearhead a multinational operation off the coast of North …

Posted in European Union, Libya, Migration, News Coverage, United Kingdom
April 30, 2015

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

Originally published in The Spectator
The young hang about in packs or speed around town, two to a scooter. Old women group together on benches around the town square in front of the church. The men continually greet each other as …

Posted in Libya, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Trans-Atlantic Relations
April 24, 2015

24 April: Douglas Murray discusses how rich countries should confront migration on BBC Newshour Extra

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Human Rights, Libya, United Kingdom
February 16, 2015

Douglas Murray on Christian beheadings and the situation in Libya

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Human Rights, ISIS, Libya, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
July 2, 2014

Libya: A new international front against jihadists

Originally published in Forbes
‘On June 15th, U.S Special Forces intervened in Benghazi to capture terror master Abu Khattala. Libya that was liberated by NATO troops in 2011 has now plunged into a virtual civil war. After the confirmation on May …

Posted in Africa, Libya, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
June 11, 2014

Olivier Guitta on RFI discusses Algerian intervention in Libya

On the 11th June, HJS Director of Research Olivier Guitta appeared on RFI to discuss reports of up to 5,000 Algerian, French and American troops entering Libyan territory to pursue jihadist forces operating in the south of the country.

Posted in Algeria, Broadcast Appearances, Libya
June 8, 2014

Une nouvelle guerre en Libye est-elle à venir?

Originally published on Le JDD
‘Le cheikh salafiste tunisien Kamel Zarrouk a déclaré que “le djihad en Libye est un devoir si ce criminel de Haftar veut éliminer nos frères”. Les Benghaziotes, jusqu’ici plutôt pro-Haftar, pourraient-ils se lasser de l’opération Dignité, …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage
June 7, 2014

Algeria sent troops to Libya

Originally published on Pakistan Defence
The Times (London) has reported that special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have arrived in southern Libya, with the express purpose of rooting out members of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage
June 6, 2014

L’armée algérienne intervient dans l’Ouest libyen

Originally published in Courrier International
‘Aucun officiel n’en a parlé et pourtant l’Armée nationale populaire (ANP) serait, depuis le 29 mai, en guerre contre les groupes terroristes dans l’Ouest libyen. Le jour même du début de l’offensive, le quotidien britannique The Times donnait …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage
June 1, 2014

Analysis: Libya closer to full civil war

Originally published in The Jerusalem Post
‘…The situation in [Libya] has deteriorated so much that the US suspended training by US special forces after a local militia stole a cache of American-provided weapons.
According to a report published in the British newspaper, …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage
May 31, 2014

U.S. Special Forces ‘sent on Libya mission’

Originally published in Ammon News
‘AMMONNEWS – Special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have been dispatched to Libya’s south to target terrorist networks, The Times newspaper reported Friday…
The U.K. daily quoted Olivier Guitta, [D]irector of [R]esearch at the …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage

U.S. Special Forces ‘sent on Libya mission’

Originally published in Al-Arabiya
‘Special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have been dispatched to Libya’s south to target terrorist networks, The Times newspaper reported Friday.
The U.K. daily quoted Olivier Guitta, director of research at the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage
May 20, 2014

‘A New Paradigm: Perspectives on the Changing Mediterranean’

A Henry Jackson Society, Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the America – Bosnia Foundation Panel Discussion
 
SPEAKERS: 
Aylin Ünver Noi
Assistant Professor at Department of International Relations
Vice-Director of the European Union Application and Research Center
Gedik University, …

Posted in Arab Spring, Democracy & Development, Egypt, Event, Libya, Spotlight, Tunisia, Turkey
April 10, 2014

New HJS Report Reveals Socio-Economic Deterioration, Political Instability and Rise in Terrorist Activities across the MENA Region

A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years …

Posted in Egypt, Islamism, Libya, Middle East, Press Release, Terrorism & Security, Tunisia, Yemen

The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On

A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Islamism, Lebanon, Libya, Middle East, Report, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Tunisia
October 9, 2013

Terror suspect al-Libi among dozens of Libyans granted shelter in UK

Published in The Daily Telegraph
International terror suspect Abu Anas al-Libi was one of up to 50 Libyans granted asylum in Britain in the mid-1990s – a fifth of who were later deemed a risk to national security.
Six were put under …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage, United Kingdom
September 19, 2012

Lessons we learned from the protests

Last week’s protests in front of the American embassies in Cairo, San’a, Tunis, Amman, and in other European capitals clearly indicate that:
a)  the new governments run by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya were caught in the middle – …

Posted in Egypt, Libya, The Scoop, Tunisia
September 14, 2012

No more excuses – Security must be Abushagur’s absolute priority

Last month’s desecration of Sufi shrines in Tripoli, Misrata and Zliten reminded Libya of the danger posed by militant Salafists to the success of the revolution.
Tuesday’s fatal attack on the US consulate in Benghazi reminded the world.
In both cases what …

Posted in Libya, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security

Libya vows to use force against US envoy’s killers

Originally published in The Times
The militant Ansar al-Sharia brigade believed to be behind Tuesday’s attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi is to be disbanded, by force if necessary, a senior source inside the Libyan Government has said.
Anger at the …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage
September 13, 2012

The Killing of Chris Stevens is not an excuse to attack America’s pro-democratic foreign policy

There’s nothing like the death of a good man to prompt a festival of moral and political stupidity. If Twitter is any guide, then the Islamist attacks on the US embassy in Cairo and the US consulate in Benghazi, which …

Posted in Libya, Terrorism & Security
September 6, 2012

New allegations surface of US torture of Libyans and collaboration with Qaddafi regime

New allegations of torture and illegal rendition have been levelled at the United States and other countries by Libyans detained in the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.
The allegations are contained within a new report by Human Rights …

Posted in Libya

Gaddafi spy chief sent back to Libya to face trial

Libya struck a deal with Mauritania to secure the extradition of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s spy chief in return for investment in the impoverished West African state, The Times has learnt.
Abdullah al-Senussi, who was the brother-in-law of the deposed Libyan leader, was the …

Posted in Libya
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