Mustafa Fetouri

A man holds a picture of Gen. Khalifa Hifter during a demonstration in support of the Libyan army under the leadership of Khalifa in Benghazi, Libya, Nov. 6, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)

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The rapid rise of Libya's General Hifter

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | Mustafa Fetouri , Contributor

On the third anniversary of Operation Dignity to retake Benghazi from Islamist control, Gen. Khalifa Hifter has become a major political player, but his ultimate goals remain unknown.

What, if anything, will come of meeting between Libyan rivals?

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Mustafa Fetouri , Contributor

The head of Libya's UN-backed government in Tripoli, Fayez al-Sarraj, spoke recently with military strongman Khalifa Hifter in their first-ever meeting, aimed at ending violence and chaos in Libya.

3 reasons why partitioning Libya is a bad idea

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Mustafa Fetouri , Contributor

While the Trump administration so far has failed to present a well-defined policy on Libya, the administration seems to be sending mixed signals.

How quarrel over tobacco sent Libya into darkness

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 | Mustafa Fetouri , Contributor

A recent electricity blackout in most of western Libya caused by a local militia dispute has contributed to the new normal of major power cuts and a failing national electricity grid in the country.

One year on, Libya's unity accord needs more work

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 | Mustafa Fetouri , Contributor

The Libyan Political Accord signed last year in Morocco between Libya’s rival political factions has proven imperfect, but to maintain what progress has been made, any renegotiations must be partial.

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