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Libya survey (6 parts)
Towards a new Libya": Six articles to better understand Libya's political and economic prospects

Libya's economic outlook: Too many clouds block the horizon of a diversification - 04/20/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. Libya must recover from ten years of internal conflict and tackle not only its reconstruction, but the diversification of its economy. However, a prerequisite for this is the establishment of a genuine state and administration.

Libya's economic outlook: Oil fuel for future investments - 04/15/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. Its foreign exchange reserves and oil windfall have returned to pre-revolution levels, allowing Libya to invest in its future. The 2021 budget currently under discussion reveals the priorities of the new government.

Libya's economic outlook: A huge cake to share - 04/15/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. The tempo is accelerating for many countries wishing to participate in the economic battle currently being waged around reconstruction and oil. The diplomatic ballet continues to grow in Tripoli. But the dancers are not all on the same footing.

Christian Graeff: "The has-beens are now out of the game in Libya" - 04/09/2021 - Interview by Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. In an exclusive interview granted to, Christian Graeff, French ambassador to Libya from 1982 to 1985, gives a less than optimistic assessment of the future of this country torn apart by its divisions for ten years. The ninety-seven year old diplomat however gives the keys to avoid a "Syrianization" of Libya.

The (priority) tasks of the new Libyan executive and the (indelible) stains of the previous ones - 04/08/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. Who will lead the Libya of tomorrow? Today, no name stands out, except those of the former contenders: Fayez al-Sarraj, Khalifa Haftar and Saif el Islam Gaddafi. The analysis of their candidacies by the experts of disqualifies them all because of their past mistakes.

The new Libyan governance: An equation with several unknowns - 04/07/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. Libya has entered a new era since Fayez Al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar finally decided to throw in the towel. Their withdrawals have allowed for the emergence of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and a new interim governance. Part 1/5