Libya’s illegal migration: the urgent need for a new strategy. Libya is at the centre of bilateral and multilateral strategies to reduce migration flows to the EU. The country of 6.4 million people currently faces a complicated transition after toppling its long-term leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which led to much instability (The Conversation).
Why Islamic State Chose Raqqa as Its Syrian Capital. U.S.-backed forces are continuing their assault on the Islamic State’s stronghold. Here’s a look at Raqqa and how IS turned the city into its de facto capital in Syria (Voice of America)