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International symposium and group book: Developments in the Libyan scene – paths and outcomes

introduction :

More than a decade after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, the Libyan crisis is still having its effects on the regional and international scenes in a continuous dynamic that is renewed and its contradictions are rooted in every stage and an attempt at settlement. This is due to its vital strategic and geopolitical location, which constitutes a point of intersection of the interests of many regional and international powers. In this context, the dynamics of political transformations are taking shape. security and military, The degree of external polarization is escalating with it, influencing the map of the interactions of the internal political forces and their future bets.

With this in mind, this symposium To describe the dynamics of the current Libyan political, security, military and economic scene, And the controlling elements in the interactions of the Libyan scene that dispute the order of the degree of the strength of their influence from one stage to another, And the factors that continue to fuel the trends of contradiction and collision between the Libyan forces and actors, and identifying the main Libyan and non-Libyan forces affecting the crisis, How the regional and international environments affect the map of forces and interactions in Libya, and the stakes and priorities of the Libyan parties in light of the escalating external polarization, Finally, the future directions of the crisis.

The main objective of this symposium is to shed light on the nature of the Libyan crisis and its current dimensions in a more in-depth and comprehensive way. In an attempt to form an addition to the cognitive and intellectual construction, And making use of them in terms of practical applications through an important set of working papers, position assessments and policy papers that will be prepared by a group of Libyan experts, academics, thinkers and researchers, and specialists in Libyan affairs on the other hand. On the other hand, bringing together Libyan and international experts and researchers with multiple disciplines and sectors to discuss the implications of the continuing rift in the Libyan political and security scene, And the search for the motives and interests that stand behind the regional and international positions to develop a perspective aimed at reaching new visions and solutions to the crisis in Libya.

The first axis: the reality of the current internal political scene in Libya
(1) The reality of the maps of political forces
(2) Maps of internal political crises
(3) The settlement paths put forward by the internal parties
(4) Attitude Estimates: future paths of settlement
(5) Policy Papers: Towards building a Libyan political path
The second axis: The reality of the current internal security scene in Libya
(1) A map of security institutions and the unification of institutions
(2) Administrative and organizational challenges for security institutions
(3) Parallel security agencies: reality and challenges
(4) Structure of security departments
(5) Maps of security issues (arms proliferation, Organized crime, Illegal immigration, …etc)
(6) Building Security Policies: policy papers
(7) Building security institutions: policy papers
The third axis: The reality of the current internal military scene in Libya
(1) Libyan Military Institutions: Composition and directions
(2) Organizational and administrative challenges for the Libyan military institutions
(3) Maps of the Libyan parallel military formations: reality and challenges
(4) Consolidation of Military Institutions: efforts and challenges
(5 Civil-Military Relations
(6) Military agreements
(7) Merge the militants
fourth Axis: The reality of the economic scene inside Libya
(1) Maps of the economic capabilities of the Libyan state
(2) Maps of Libyan economic crises and challenges
(3) Evaluation of Libyan economic policies
(4) Building Libyan economic policies: policy papers
Fifth axis: The repercussions of the Libyan regional and international crisis
(1) The political repercussions of the crisis regionally/internationally
(2) The economic repercussions of the crisis regionally/internationally
(3) The security repercussions of the crisis regionally/internationally
(4) The military repercussions of the crisis regionally/internationally
(5) The social and humanitarian repercussions of the crisis regionally/internationally

The sixth axis: regional policies towards the Libyan crisis
(1) The policies of neighboring countries towards the Libyan crisis: (Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Tunisia, Algeria, …., etc.), (the intervention is about one country, or a comparison between two countries).
(2) The policies of the Gulf countries towards the Libyan crisis: (UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, ….etc.) (The intervention is about one country, or a comparison between two countries).
(4) Turkish policies towards the Libyan crisis
(5) Patterns of regional interactions (conflict/ cooperation)
(vi) Regional Settlement Initiatives: potency limits
The seventh axis: International policies towards the Libyan crisis
(1) US policy towards the Libyan crisis
(2) Russian policy towards the Libyan crisis
(3) European policies towards the Libyan crisis: interests and priorities: (Italy, France, Britain, Germany, …., etc.), (the intervention is about one country, or a comparison between two countries)
(4) The policies of international and regional organizations: (the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, the Maghreb Union, the Community of Sahel and Sahara, the League of Arab States, …, etc.)
(5) International settlement initiatives for the Libyan crisis
(6) The Libyan crisis in the framework of international law
The eighth axis: Future trajectories of the crisis in Libya
(1) Paths to a political settlement
(2) Paths of internal and regional security challenges
(3) Paths of internal and external military challenges
(4) Paths of economic policies and construction of the economic model of the state

Writing and sharing controls
(1) The research should fall within the themes of the symposium.
(2) not to reduce the number of search words, Including footnotes, references, tables and appendices, if any. about 5000 words, size 18 for titles, and 16 for the body, Font (Adobe Arabic).
(iii) if there are charts, figures, equations, graphs or tables, It should be sent in the way it was originally used in Excel or Word. Figures, drawings and tables sent in the form of images are not accepted.
(4) In the event that the research is accepted for participation, the publishing rights will be transferred to the Libyan Center for Security and Military Studies and the Mediterranean Center for Strategic Studies. It may not be published in any other means of publication, paper or electronic. Without written permission from the centers management.
(vi) Reference Documentation:
The researcher adheres to the following controls when writing the margins, sources and references of the study:
(a) The footnotes and sources are documented at the end of each page using the Footnote method. And the size of 12 lines (Adobe Arabic).
(b) Documentation of books:
• Author Name, The title of the book, the name of the translator or editor, Edition (place of publication: publisher, date of publication), the page.
• The book is cited in the immediately following footnote: author, previous source, the page.
• If there is more than one reference to the same author, The documentation is as follows: Author Name, source address, previous source, the page.
(c) Scientific Journals:
Author Name, “Study Title”, journal name, the place of publication of the magazine, publisher, Volume number and/or issue number (year of publication), page number.
(d) Newspapers and magazines:
author, title, newspaper name, place of publication, date of publication, Page, if any.
(e) electronic publications
the name of the author, “Title of the article or report”, website name, Publication date (if applicable), Date of visit, Short link. (This site can be used to shorten links: ).
(f) Papers of scientific conferences and symposiums
researcher name, Research Title, conference title, conference venue, conference date, the page.

Participation benefits
(1) Obtaining an official certificate of participation approved by the organizations participating in organizing the symposium.
(2) The accepted interventions will be published after arbitration in a collective book issued by the parties involved in organizing the symposium.
(3) Accepted entries are published on the official websites of the Libyan Center and the Mediterranean Center.

Participation requirements
The entry file must include:
(1) The research paper in its final form
(2) A summary in both Arabic and English within 250 words + keywords
(3) Detailed biographies of the participants
(4) A brief CV of 50 words
(5) A recent, high-quality personal photo for publication with the subjects accepted for publication

Important timings
(1) The deadline for receiving final papers, June 10, 2023.
(2) the symposium is held, present in Istanbul, And through the Zoom app, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 17, 18, June 19, 2023.
(3) The last date for receiving the final papers after the amendments for publication in the collective book, Friday 21 July 2023.
(3) Research is submitted electronically through the center’s e-mail:


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