The EU’s Role in Libya’s Migrant Trafficking

The EU’s Role in Libya’s Migrant Trafficking

To perceive refugees as a dissociated part of the wider narrative is a violation in itself, but who will hold the bloc politically accountable for delegating distasteful tasks to the Libyan coastguard? In mid-July, Italy’s Chamber of Deputies approved renewing funding to the Libyan coastguard, despite non-governmental organisations urging the authorities to stop financing the…

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration were accomplices in the U.S.-led NATO decimation of Libya, which was rationalized under the guise of protecting “pro-democracy”…

The Arab Spring Failed But Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues

The Arab Spring Failed But Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues

Ten years ago, people across the Middle East and North Africa rose up in protest against their rulers, demanding freedom and democracy. Despotic rulers were toppled or feared that power was being torn from their grasp in countries across the region, as millions of demonstrators surged through the streets, chanting that “the people demand the…

Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had a Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years

Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had a Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Victoria Nuland for Under Secretary for Political Affairs, the third-highest position at the State Department, is a dangerous sign. Nuland exemplifies the neoconservatives who have led American foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years, all while evading any shred of accountability. As a top-level appointee,…

Libya’s Surprise Election Is Bad News for Meddling Powers

Libya’s Surprise Election Is Bad News for Meddling Powers

A strange thing happened on Friday outside Geneva, not a city you would nowadays associate with progress in the Middle East. The internationally favoured candidates for an interim government in Libya failed to get the votes of delegates at UN-backed talks.  Instead, a group of relatively less well-known leaders who, according to some, are closer to the…