Contributor

Jason Pack

EyeOnISISinLibya.com, Founder, and Libya-Analysis ®, President

Jason Pack founded EyeOnISISInLibya.com as a monitoring service detailing the group's history, its interactions with other jihadi actors, and Western actions towards the group. Jason is also a Researcher of Middle Eastern History at Cambridge University, the editor of The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future (Palgrave Macmillan June 2013) and lead author of Libya's Faustian Bargains: Breaking the Appeasement Cycle (Atlantic Council May 2014). His analysis and opinion articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Spectator, Newsweek and Foreign Affairs. One of the few Western experts on the inner workings of Libya's jihadi militias, he is a frequent commentator on the BBC, France 24, CNN, and Al Jazeera.

Jason has advised NATO and many of its member states on the need to formulate an anti-ISIS coalition of Libyan stakeholders. Via his consultancy arm Libya-Analysis.com, Jason specialises in producing bespoke reports for Western companies and governments which monitor specific aspects of the political and security situation in Libya while also providing big-picture forecasting. In this capacity, he is an affiliated North Africa Analyst at Risk Intelligence, a Danish company specialising in maritime risk.

Contributions

Opinion

'Coup' Attempt Could Complicate Libya's Fight Against ISIS

A recent move to challenge the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli may reconfigure political alliances in Libya, affecting the battle against ISIS in Sirte.

Rhiannon Smith and Jason Pack

24 Oct 2016

Opinion

After Sirte, What's Next for ISIS in Libya?

The operation to retake Sirte from ISIS looks set to oust the jihadis from the coastal city. After that loss, what future does ISIS have in the North African state, which, until recently, was touted as its main hope for the future amid defeats in Syria and Iraq? Three analysts have their say.

Jason Pack, Ruwan Rujouleh and Nadav Pollak

17 Aug 2016

Libyan pro-government forces pose for a photo as they patrol a rural area on the outskirts of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi.

Opinion

Tripoli Cannot Impose Unity on Libya

With pressure from militias and a growing ISIS presence, can Libya's Government of National Accord really exert control?

Nate Mason and Jason Pack

21 Apr 2016

Opinion

Militias Must Unite Against ISIS in Libya

ISIS continues to expand in Libya as rivals jostle for power and the UN looks to build a unity government. To defeat the group, rivals must rally against a common enemy, write Jason Pack and Andrea Brody-Barre.

Jason Pack and Andrea Brody-Barre

08 Oct 2015

Opinion

A Shining Light? Islamism and Democracy in Tunisia

Major questions were asked of the so-called 'success story' of the Arab Spring after the Sousse attack. But the contest between secularism and Islamism runs deep in Tunisia, write Jason Pack and Andrea Brody-Barre.

Jason Pack and Andrea Brody-Barre

24 Jul 2015

Top of page >