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Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty is a Libyan academic and politician who heads the Taghyeer Party in Libya and a member of the UN-backed Libyan political dialogue process.

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Libya's conflict revolves around power and oil

16 March, 2017

Comment: Battles over the oil crescent and the capital are framing the ongoing civil war, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Outside interference is fuelling discord in Libya

13 March, 2017

Comment: While Gaddafi built a reputation for getting involved in other countries' business, Libya is now on the receiving end of foreign powers taking an interest, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Will Trump play Russian roulette in Libya?

07 February, 2017

Comment: Despite Russia's desire for greater influence in Libya, the US, with former ExxonMobil chief Tillerson leading foreign policy, is unlikely to renounce 60 years of influence, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Defining Haftar's role vital to rescuing Libya's political agreement

19 January, 2017

Comment: Now is not the time to scrap Libya's political agreement, improvements can and must be made if Libya is to find the road to peace, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in Libya?

10 January, 2017

Comment: Algeria appears to be playing a greater role in facilitating diplomacy in Libya. But what are its chances of being successful where others have failed? asks Guma ElGamaty.

IS defeated in Sirte: What lies ahead for Libya?

15 December, 2016

Comment: Eliminating IS from Sirte was an important step in bringing stability to Libya, but the political and economic challenges ahead are numerous, writes Guma El-Gamaty

Will Russia be winning card for Haftar in Libya?

05 December, 2016

Comment: General Haftar may have met Russian officials to discuss collaboration, but Putin will be keeping his eyes on the end game for Russia, writes Guma El-Gamaty

Can reviving Libya's economy clear the political impasse?

04 November, 2016

Comment: A meeting in London this week to help end political and economic stagnation in Libya was hailed a success, but the road ahead has many obstacles, writes Guma El-Gamaty

Gaddafi is dead, long live Gaddafi's legacy

20 October, 2016

Comment: Gaddafi's violent death five years ago brought an end to his 42-year dictatorship over Libya, but his legacy and cult still overshadow the country today, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Is Libya returning to military rule?

03 October, 2016

Comment: As elected officials are being replaced by military leaders, Libya seems to be facing the alarming possibility of returning to military rule, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Haftar plays the oil card in Libya's conflict

14 September, 2016

Comment: Khalifa Haftar's move to take control of Libyan oil installations gives him more leverage to pressure his opponents in his quest for power, writes Guma El-Gamaty

Eradicating IS in Libya and the challenges ahead

10 August, 2016

Comment: Victory in Sirte may be a catalyst for success in the divided nation, but Libya will need more than optimism to rebuild a national consensus, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Guma El-Gamaty
Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty is a Libyan academic and politician who heads the Taghyeer Party in Libya and a member of the UN-backed Libyan political dialogue process.

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