Center for Libyan American Strategic Studies

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Al-Marsed Bulletin in Arabic January 20, 2015



Op-Ed: Libya and Cyrenaica – Challenge for National Identity

Newest Op-Ed written by the President of the Center for Libyan American Strategic Studies.


A New Vision for Libyan American Relations

A member of our Advisory Board, Ramzi Gerrbi, writes a detailed study on Libya's relationship with the United States. He looks at the history of their relationship and how it progressed through time and his anticipation for the future. 


Violent Religious Extremism in West Africa and its Expansion into Libya

Our most recent study illustrates the civil conflict in Mali, which is driven by Extreme Islamic forces, and how it has affected Libya. The study also suggests solutions.


Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (March 14 2013)

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Civil Society Manifesto

USIP: Libya's Constitutional Roadmap 


The Missing Libyan "Agenda"

Ramzi Gerrbi, an advisor and supporter of CLASS, shares his study on the obstacles that face post-Ghadhafi Libya.


History of the American National Guard and How a Similar Model Can Be Implemented in Libya

The Center for Libyan American Strategic Studies conducted a research on how the American National Guard came to exist by studying the United States revolutionary history and how the militia system evolved into an organized National Guard. 


Libya's Ministry of Health Activity Report

The Ministry of Health in Libya periodically prepares a study of the current healthcare issues that face their country. This document has been translated by CLASS and summaried to highlight the main problems and possible solutions that will lead to a more developed helthcare sector in Libya. 


Libya in Crossroads

This study was written in Arabic by CLASS's main contributors and supporters, Ramzi Gerrbi.


This study aims to encourage Libyans to reflect on their dilemmas, crisis, and predicaments. It attempts to look at Libyan problems from historical, political, and philosophical dimensions; a sort of a critique to the Libyan experience throughout history. It does not claim to have ready solutions to any of Libya’s ills. The choices the country faces are difficult and complicated, but it is crucial at this historical moment that the country makes a sincere commitment to develop “Libyan democracy” according to Libyan conditions. Failing to do so will threaten the integrity and the very existence of the country and hence moving Libya closer to a failed state and other forms of autocracies. Only Libyans themselves can save their country from extremism and civil war. However, to take the Libyan revolution to its natural ultimate destination; Libyans, need to be creative and think outside of the box, intellectuality needs to develop, and society needs to open up to experiences and stories of success in other societies. The hope is for Libyan youth to take the lead and chart a new course towards civility and modernization, which will lift the country out of its mess and backwardness and help it become a vibrant society among the civilized global community."

How the Center for Libyan American Strategic Studies came to exist

One of CLASS' advisors, Ramzi Gerrbi, provides a written report that contributed to the establishment of the Center for Libyan American Strategic Studies. His report, written in Arabic, reveals the importance of having an operative research center and "Think Tank" that aims at helping reconstruct Libya, politically, economically and socially


Moving Forward on Economic Development Policy Recommendations for Libya

Economic expert and the Advisor to the Executive Director to the World Bank, Hafedh Al-Ghwell collaborated with Paul Dyer, a Senior Research and Policy Fellow at Salitech, to construct a proposal, which contains a number of solutions and policy recommendations to Libya’s various social, political and economic problems.


Libyan National Guard Proposal

After looking at the American National Guard's model and history, CLASS built a Libyan National Gurad proposal, which we submitted to the Libyan Government.