Written by Dr. Sasha Toperich for USMilitary.com?Following the May Paris Summit hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron, four key Libyan leaders committed to reach a consensus on electoral law by September 16 and to hold parliamentary and legislative elections on December 10. Libya?s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, leader of the … [Read more...] about Libya: The U.S. Must Engage to Stop Suffering of Libyans
Written by Dr. Sasha Toperich for USMilitary.comFebruary 17 will mark seven years since popular revolt broke out in Libya toppling the 42-year Gaddafi regime. Two car bombs in Benghazi (on January 23rd) that killed 35 and an attack on Mitiga airport in Tripoli (a week earlier) that killed 16 and injured many more (including civilians), speak volumes of Libya?s lack of … [Read more...] about Seven Year Anniversary of Post-Gaddafi Libya: Not Much To Celebrate
Successful First U.S. -Qatar Strategic Dialogue held in Washington D.C. for USMilitary.com 1/31/2019It is always a humbling experience to visit our men and women in uniform serving our nation and preserving peace around the world. So too was my recent visit to the Al-Udaid military base in Qatar that represents the nerve center of American power projection in the Middle … [Read more...] about Successful First U.S. -Qatar Strategic Dialogue held in Washington D.C.
The Trump administration is considering banning the Muslim Brotherhood organization and labeling it as a terrorist organization. The role of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is well known. Lesser known is its role in neighboring Libya, which has been receiving more attention ever since the country has descended into chaos allowing extremist groups, such as ISIS and Ansar Al … [Read more...] about The Muslim Brotherhood in Libya and why the US Administration Mulls Sanctions
Qatar was one of the most active supporters of change in the Arab World during the Arab Spring of 2010-2011. Alongside other Arab countries, it continues to play an important role in Libya and Syria today. The question is, what has made it so influential? Qatar is a small country with a population of 1.8 million, of whom only 278,000 are Qatari citizens, and 1.5 million are … [Read more...] about Can Qatar Play An Important Role For Peace in the Middle East?