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Mary Fitzgerald


Mary Fitzgerald is a researcher specialising in the Euro-Mediterranean region with a particular focus on Libya. She has worked on Libya since February 2011 and lived there in 2014. She has conducted research on Libya for the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) among others. She has written extensively on Libya’s Islamist milieu. Her recent publications include an examination of the growing Madkhali-Salafist trend in Libya and a paper on the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) prison revisions. Her work has appeared in the Economist, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker and the Guardian. She is a contributing author to an edited volume on the Libyan revolution and its aftermath published by Hurst/Oxford University Press. She has consulted for a number of international organisations working in Libya including in the development and conflict mediation spheres.

Key ICCT Publications:

Fitzgerald, M. Small Arms and Light Weapons as a Source of Terrorist Financing in Post-Qadhafi Libya. Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 28 July 2021