Beyond Haftar: who is Aguila Saleh Issa?

For the May issue of Militant Leadership Monitor of the Jamestown Foundation, I wrote an analytical biography of Aguila Saleh Issa al-Obeidi. Clearly, Saleh is not a classical "militant leader." Still, he is one of the most interesting political profiles in the current Libyan landscape, a crucial actor - and a representative of a crucial … Continue reading Beyond Haftar: who is Aguila Saleh Issa?

The crumbling Haftar illusion: Last call for the international community?

Last week I wrote an article with the colleague from the Atlantic Council Karim Mezran on the MENASource Blog analysing how the international community should act as the military reality of the conflict in Libya is shifting. Our conclusion was that: Haftar’s losses in western Libya highlight contradictions that have been hidden for months, if … Continue reading The crumbling Haftar illusion: Last call for the international community?

The Italian exception and the evolution of Jihadism in the Mediterranean

As everyone working in the Academia knows, trying to write during the teaching semester is always somewhat challenging. Indeed, I have not managed to write as much as hoped during the past few months. However, I have still managed to finish - and publish - a few works. My most recent article deals with "the … Continue reading The Italian exception and the evolution of Jihadism in the Mediterranean

The internal and external Algerian thorns

I have recently published two analyses on Algeria for the Jamestown Foundation. The first one, published in early December, dealt with the Libyan problems and how Algiers is trying to exert "Influence Without Interference", sticking to its traditional foreign policy doctrine of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other States. The second one was published last … Continue reading The internal and external Algerian thorns