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Ufuk Necat Tasci

Ufuk Necat Tasci

Ufuk Necat Tasci

Dr Ufuk Necat Tasci is a political analyst, academician and journalist. His research areas and interests include Libya, the foreign policy of Turkiye, proxy wars, surrogate warfare, new forms of conflict and history

Analysis: Following the suspension of the eastern-based parliament's prime minister, different political actors are positioning themselves for changes to Libya's status quo.

29 May, 2023

Mariam Al Astrulabi helped develop navigation and timekeeping as we know it. A pioneer of the astrolabe, a scientific device used to calculate the position of the sun and stars, Mariam's achievements have been recognised for over a millennium.

04 May, 2023

Analysis: Both generals have cultivated a parallel military structure in Libya and Sudan as part of a UAE-backed network of regional actors.

01 May, 2023

Ibn Sina is a giant of academia. A master of humanities, law, science and medicine, his contributions to knowledge have rippled for millennia. Now known for pioneering the quarantine technique, we take a brief look at some of his huge achievements.

23 March, 2023

Analysis: The regional body is in the process of organising a reconciliation conference to help restore stability to Libya, but can the strategy succeed where previous initiatives have failed?

07 March, 2023

Muslim polymath Al-Biruni was a giant of science. The first to calculate the Earth's radius, and the first to describe how the Earth rotated on an axis around the Sun, much of the advances credited to the Renaissance can be traced back to Al-Biruni.

21 February, 2023

Analysis: Khalifa Haftar is reportedly planning to hand over authority to his son Saddam, but any succession could be contested by both local power brokers and international backers.

30 January, 2023

It's easy to forget the essential role medicine and surgery have played in humanity's survival. But this status could have been easily different had it not been for the countless advances made by Al Zahrawi, known as 'the father of modern surgery'.

10 January, 2023

Analysis: Amid speculation that Khalifa Haftar was going to announce the secession of eastern Libya, the military leader is now reassessing his play for power.

29 December, 2022

Thought you knew the history of flying? Think again. Rather than 15th century Italy, the history of human flying dates back to 9th century Cordoba with the inventions of polymath Abbas ibn Firnas. This is his remarkable, horizon-stretching story.

16 December, 2022