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Podcast: 6-30-16 The Rise And Current Conditions of the Islamic State in Libya w/Guest Jason Pack

On this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast, hosts Randi and Jim sit down with Middle East researcher Jason Pack to discuss current affairs in Libya including his analysis of the Islamic State presence in the country. Jason is the founder of the site Eye on ISIS in Libya and also runs his own personal analysis blog, Libya […]

Africa Libya

Power Outages, Hardline Islamists Attack Ajdabiyya, and PFG/LNA Tensions

(Libya-Analysis) In and around Tripoli, popular unrest and discontentment is now a major threat to the larger Libyan political process. The Libyan power grid suffered huge disruptions across last week, with Tripoli witnessing blackouts of 15-18 hrs on average. Southern Libya suffered a total blackout for three days from 16-19 June, cutting off water supplies […]

Africa Libya

ISIS Pinned into 20Km2 pocket in Central Sirte and Anger at Lack of Western Medical Treatment of Injured Anti-ISIS Fighters

As nominally ‘GNA-aligned’ militias made highly impressive gains against IS in Sirte last week, and a degree of euphoria has gripped international actors and some GNA supporters, these gains have not automatically led to authentic political unity among Libya’s major anti-IS factions .  To the contrary, prospects for unity and strengthened political legitimacy for the […]

Africa Libya

Ramadan Karim in Libya, Currency Standoff Resolved, and Erstwhile Rivals Now Fight Together Against ISIS

Ramadan Karim in Libya, Currency Standoff Resolved, and Erstwhile Rivals (PFG and Libya Dawn) Now Fight Together Against ISIS (Libya-Analysis) As Libyans mark the first day of Ramadan on 6 June, two key political dynamics can be spotted from last week; increasing social discontent throughout Libyaand the rising role of the legacy Libya Dawn militias […]

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Libya: Currency Crisis, Gains Against ISIS, and Rivalries | Jason Pack

(Libya-Analysis) Three key political dynamics can be identified last week; the escalating currency crisis, the rapid collapse of public services, and the continuing tug-of war over supreme command of the Libyan National Army (LNA). An HoR session to ratify the GNA is not on the horizon, while the HoR has currently completely fragmented, so this […]

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EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

12 European countries have flouted an EU-wide suspension on arms transfers to Sisi’s Egypt, rights group says. (MEE) Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union’s members of fueling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday. International organisations have accused Egyptian President Abdel […]

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Making Sense of The African War on Terror – Geopolitics Alert 05-14-16

(GPA) – In this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast hosts Randi and Jim discuss the growing role of The United States and their allies in combating the growing threats of terrorism in North and East Africa. US and UN seek to lift arms embargo on Libya to supply government in fight against the Islamic State. US […]

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The World’s Largest Refugee Camp is Closing

Nairobi, Kenya (TFC) The Kenyan government is constructing a timetable to close all refugee camps due to security concerns. About 600,000 people will be displaced– some of which have spent decades or even their entire lives in the camps. Kenya is home to the world’s largest refugee camp system. The Dadaab camp lies along the Somali […]

Africa Somalia

“Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

(TFC) The new militant group– Jahba East Africa– pledged allegiance to ISIS last week. An unnamed spokesperson took to Twitter to”Al-Shabaab Was a Psychological and Physical Prison,” Says Group Who Now Pledges Allegiance to ISIS call on all mujahideen in East Africa to leave al-Shabaab and other al-Qaeda affiliate groups. “We are telling the mujahideen in […]