AREA1,759,540 sq km
GDP52,971 milion € (2013)
INFLATION2,8% (2014)
MEDIAN AGE27 years

A slippery peace

The US and the EU shouldn’t kid themselves: a roadmap for peace must involve all the forces that one way or another hold sway in anarchic Libya.
Tarek Megerisi • Wednesday, 31 October 2018 17:30

Stability before peace?

After Gaddafi, two governments and chaos in the hands of the militias, here comes a UN envoy who is working towards a national unity government.
Mattia Toaldo • Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:53

DOSSIER - One thousand and one Libyas

An Italian fabrication in 1911, later inherited by the Allies in ’45, which then organised its independence in ’52 by concocting King Idris’ proWestern monarchy. His reign coincided with the discovery of extensive oil reserves promptly handed over for exploitation to Western companies.
redazione • Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:12

The great Libyan standoff

The country was never united until the Italian colonial occupation. A short outline of the groups, militias, cities and leading figures involved.
Vincenzo Nigro • Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:12

A country with too many pretenders

An ever-shifting battlefield constantly at the mercy of the divergent interests of regional and international forces.
Mattia Toaldo • Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:12