Jason Pack

Jason Pack

Jason Pack is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Middle East Institute, Author of It's the Economy Stupid: How Libya's Civil War Is Rooted in Its Economic Structures, and Founder of Libya-Analysis LLC. He frequently advises the US, UK, and UN on issues of sovereignty in post-conflict environments. 

United States

Johnson and Trump are trying to create sovereign executives

As a result, the US and UK are facing systemic crises unparalleled in their history.

Johnson and Trump are trying to create sovereign executives

US Elections 2016

Donald Trump: Welfare queen of the casino economy

Trump would govern the US the way he ran his casino business.

Donald Trump: Welfare queen of the casino economy

US Elections 2016

Donald Trump's Gaddafi problem

He has admiration for dictators and a desire to leverage privileged access to them.

Donald Trump's Gaddafi problem

Middle East

Libya's power blocs are fracturing

As Libya talks progress, no one can tell who holds real authority.

Libya's power blocs are fracturing

Libya

What is left of Libya

There may be some positive news out of Libya lately but don't get your hopes up yet.

What is left of Libya

Iraq

Libya: The war nobody can win

Libya's rival factions are fighting to establish facts on the ground for future negotiations.

 Libya: The war nobody can win

Chad

Libya: Let the scramble for oil money begin

The war for control of Libya's key institutions is on, but the international community can still mak

Libya: Let the scramble for oil money begin

Libya

Transforming Libya's ungoverned spaces through development

One of Libya's immediate concerns must be the economic and social development of the Fezzan region.

Transforming Libya's ungoverned spaces through development

US & Canada

Finally an elected Libyan cabinet, but is it fearsome enough to govern?

A new democratically elected government in Libya still has much work to do before it's in the clear.

Finally an elected Libyan cabinet, but is it fearsome enough to govern?

US & Canada

Popular protests: Not the first time

President Obama finds himself in a similar situation to that of Jimmy Carter during the hostage crisis.

Popular protests: Not the first time

US & Canada

The problem with removing dictators

Outside aid can help topple Assad, but intervention can prevent neither a humanitarian crisis nor a descent into chaos.

The problem with removing dictators

Egypt

Libya's election: Uncertainty before and after

A constitution will be drafted after the poll, but many fear this election will not resolve long standing issues.

Libya's election: Uncertainty before and after