Wolfram Lacher, MSc

Wolfram Lacher, MSc

Research Division: Middle East and Africa


2014 Member of the project »Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World«

2007 - August 2010 North Africa and Sudan Analyst at Control Risks, London

2006 MSc, Violence, Conflict & Development, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

2005 Graduate Diploma in Political Science, American University in Cairo (AUC)

2001 - 2004 Arabic and African Studies, Leipzig University and Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Nationales (INALCO), Paris

SWP Publications (selection):

Wolfram Lacher

Supporting Stabilization in Libya

The Challenges of Finalizing and Implementing the Skhirat Agreement

SWP Comments 2015/C 36, July 2015, 9 Pages
Wolfram Lacher

Libya: A Jihadist Growth Market

in: Guido Steinberg, Annette Weber (eds.)
Jihadism in Africa

Local Causes, Regional Expansion, International Alliances

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 05, June 2015, 104 Pages, P. 31-50
Wolfram Lacher

Libya’s Transition: Towards Collapse

SWP Comments 2014/C 25, May 2014, 4 Pages
Wolfram Lacher

Fault Lines of the Revolution

Political Actors, Camps and Conflicts in the New Libya

SWP Research Paper 2013/RP 04, May 2013, 36 Pages
Wolfram Lacher, Denis M. Tull

Mali: Beyond Counterterrorism

SWP Comments 2013/C 07, February 2013, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Wolfram Lacher

Libya’s Local Elites and the Politics of Alliance Building

in: Mediterranean Politics (Special Issue "Dynamics of Transformation, Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World"), 21 (2016) 1 (online versions October 2015).
Wolfram Lacher

Factionalism Resurgent: The War in the Jabal Nafusa

in: Peter Cole & Brian McQuinn (Eds.) The Libyan Revolution and Its Aftermath, London: Hurst, 2015, p. 257-284.
Wolfram Lacher, Peter Cole

Politics by Other Means

Conflicting Interests in Libya's Security Sector

Small Arms Survey, Working Paper 20, October 2014, 102 Seiten
Wolfram Lacher

Libya's Fractious South and Regional Instability

Small Arms Survey, Security Assessment in North Africa, Dispatch No. 3, February 2014

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

For partners in managing refugee flows, don’t look to Libya

Current proposals for European cooperation with Libya to contain migration and refugee flows are ill-advised.

in: Open Democracy (online), 19 May 2016
Wolfram Lacher, Frederic Wehrey

The Next Front Against ISIS

The Right Way to Intervene in Libya

In: Foreign Affairs, 07.02.2016 (online)
Wolfram Lacher

The UN wants to end Libya’s civil war. Here’s the big challenge they face.

in: The Washington Post, »Monkey Cage«, 05.11.2015, (online)
Wolfram Lacher, Frederic Wehrey

Libya's Legitimacy Crisis

The Danger of Picking Sides in the Post-Qaddafi Chaos

In: Foreign Affairs, 06.10.2014 (online)

SWP Comments

Peter Lintl
The Dynamics of a Right-wing Coalition

How the Failure of the Peace Processes Encourages Domestic Populism in Israel

Lidia Averbukh
Non-Jewish Minorities and Their Access to Israeli Citizenship

Demographic Threat Perceptions and Ensuing State Strategies

SWP Research Papers

Mareike Transfeld, Isabelle Werenfels
#HashtagSolidarities: Twitter Debates and Networks in the MENA Region

Guido Steinberg, Annette Weber (eds.)
Jihadism in Africa

Local Causes, Regional Expansion, International Alliances