Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC) and former Deputy Head of Israel National Security Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 19 March 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Over the past weeks, tensions escalated between Egypt and Ethiopia after Addis Ababa withdrew from the latest round of US-sponsored discussions to resolve the dispute, and pledged to start filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) before reaching a final deal with the downstream countries of Egypt and Sudan. Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were expected to sign a final deal on the dam during the two-day talks that concluded in Washington in late February 2020...Read more

Copyright: Publication in RIEAS web site ( on 12/17/2019.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS), Dr. Aref Ali Nayed, met in Cairo today with Dr Ghassan Salamé, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and Stephanie T. Williams, Deputy UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya. During the meeting, Dr. Nayed presented two official copies of the open letters sent recently by the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) to UNSMIL, warning against the two MOUs concluded by the Tripoli-based government with Ankara, and confirming their illegality and voidness. Read more








Published at RIEAS web site ( on 16 December 2019

Dr Aref Ali Nayed gave an interview on AlArabiya’s Panorama programme on Thursday 11 December 2019 on the Erdogan’s threat to send Turkish soldiers to Libya to support the GNA. Here is the full translation of the transcript of the interview: Read more


Publication at RIEAS web site ( on 16 December 2019

The Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS), given the current crisis facing Libya, issued today the following Open Letter to Ghassan Salamé, the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). It calls UNSMIL to withdraw recognition of the Presidential Council and its government. Al Marsad publishes the English translation of the Open Letter in full. Read more


Published in RIEAS web site ( on 9 December 2019.

Abdullah Blehiq, Spokesperson for the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), announced on Sunday that Chancellor Aguila Saleh, Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives will visit Egypt today, Monday, to convene with Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, Speaker of the Arab Parliament. Chancellor Aguila Saleh will also meet with Dr. Ali Abdel Aal Ahmed, Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives. According to Blehiq, the senior level parliamentary meetings will discuss the latest developments in the Libyan situation and, most importantly, the recent GNA-Turkey maritime boundaries and jurisdictions delimitation agreement. Read more

libya864Aya Burweila and John M Nomikos

Copyright: To cite this article: Aya Burweila & John M. Nomikos (2019) Libya and the New Axis of Terror: Reshaping the Security Theater in MENA and Europe, International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence, 32:1, 54-81, DOI: 10.1080/08850607.2018.1522226 - ISSN: 0885-0607 (Print) 1521-0561 (Online) Journal homepage:

The exponential expansion of Islamist groups in both numbers and geographic scope to Libya and Syria between 2011 and 2017, and the subsequent refugee crisis it sparked, has led to a rapidly deteriorating human security theatre in the Middle East, North Africa, and the European Union. Read more

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