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Stopping the War for Tripoli

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli has ground to a halt in a war of attrition with the internationally recognised government’s forces on the city’s outskirts. The parties should conclude a ceasefire including Haftar’s partial withdrawal as a prelude to renewed UN peace talks.

 

In The News

23 May 2019
Idlib is a bargaining chip at this point and it’s extremely difficult to anticipate what happens next. The Guardian

Dareen Khalifa

Senior Analyst, Syria
22 May 2019
It is easy to single out the U.N.'s failures in cases such as Syria, but the organization has played a unique role in mitigating inter-state tensions. CBS News

Richard Gowan

UN Director
21 May 2019
On the whole UK diplomacy at the UN has been quite good on a number of issues. But the colonial legacy resonates so deeply at the general assembly. The Guardian

Richard Gowan

UN Director
19 May 2019
Riyadh may not want war with Iran, but there are risks to this strategy of rhetorical confrontation. The Wall Street Journal

Elizabeth Dickinson

Senior Analyst, Arabian Peninsula
15 May 2019
[If sanctions fail to bring down the Iranian economy] there will be people in Washington who will push for limited kinetic action against the Iranian regime to cut it down to size. NYT

Ali Vaez

Project Director, Iran
13 May 2019
[Armed groups in Burkina Faso] have every interest in troubling or going against the good understanding between religions. NYT

Rinaldo Depagne

Senior Adviser Africa & Project Director West Africa

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Stopping the War for Tripoli

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli has ground to a halt in a war of attrition with the internationally recognised government’s forces on the city’s outskirts. The parties should conclude a ceasefire including Haftar’s partial withdrawal as a prelude to renewed UN peace talks.

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