Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
As his battlefield losses mount Khalifa Haftar is running out of options and he soon may be running out of friends.
Summary: Both Algeria and Tunisia have cause for concern as the war in Libya, fuelled and supported by outside players, continues with no end in sight.
The election of Abdelmajid Tebboune will achieve little unless he moves quickly to open up meaningful dialogue aimed at achieving a transition to democracy.
Syria – US permits and then opposes Turkish assault on the Kurdish north. Fears that IS may rise from the ashes.
Haftar’s military operation to take Tripoli seems to have failed. His foreign supporters. Need for an international conference and a political solution.
Houthis claim the attack on Saudi oil facilities, Pompeo blames Iran, Trump hesitant. A major blow.
Haftar’s LNA remains stuck around Tripoli. More bloodshed, but not comparable with true civil war. International community ineffective.
Consequences of President Essebsi’s death being well handled, but in a democracy anything can happen.
US Congress has passed a watered-down bill opposing BDS. Local action in the UK against an Israeli weapons company.