Mary Fitzgerald is a researcher specialising in the Euro-Mediterranean region with a particular focus on Libya. She has worked on Libya since February 2011 and lived there in 2014. She has conducted research on Libya for the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) among others. She has written extensively on Libya’s Islamist milieu. Her recent publications include an examination of the growing Madkhali-Salafist trend in Libya and a paper on the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) prison revisions. Her work has appeared in the Economist, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker and the Guardian. She is a contributing author to an edited volume on the Libyan revolution and its aftermath published by Hurst/Oxford University Press. She has consulted for a number of international organisations working in Libya including in the development and conflict mediation spheres.
Twitter handle: @MaryFitzger
This original report is published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and project CRAAFT. Post-Qadhafi Libya has played a pivotal role in the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) not only in the Middle East and North Africa but also in other regions, as far as West Africa and the Horn of […]
This perspective analyses potential SADC interventions and private military companies to combat Islamic State terrorism in Mozambique.
Since the end of 2016, Britain and the US have taken unprecedented steps to proscribe post-war radical right groups; National Action, Sonnenkrieg Division, and Feuerkrieg Division by the former, and the Russian Imperial Movement by the latter. While these groups are serial purveyors of online extremism and often celebrate terrorism in their fora, deeper similarities […]