Team Praescient remains at the cutting-edge of analysis in order to advise senior decision makers on strategic and operational problem sets. This demo utilizes open-source data from the Institute for the Study of War‘s recent report, The Libyan Revolution, and leverages the Palantir analytic platform to examine relational, geospatial and temporal elements of the Libyan landscape throughout the conflict.
In February 2011, major demonstrations erupted in Libya against the Qaddafi regime. As an armed resistance formed throughout the eastern half of the country, Qaddafi’s security forces began a brutal crackdown against the rebels who had initiated protests in Benghazi. As the rebellion violently unfolded into a broader conflict across the northern coast and throughout the tribal areas, the United States and its principal European allies denounced Qaddafi, sanctioned his regime and called for his removal from power.
Since the production of this demonstration, Muammar Qaddafi has been captured and killed by rebels from Misrata. Since late October 2011, the National Transitional Council (NTC), chaired by Mustafa Abdul Jalil, is now the ruling force within the country. In light of Libya’s political, social, and military alterations, the analysis presented in this demonstration showcases the tribal dynamics and regional fractures within the rebel forces and the newly-formed NTC, which will have significant implications on Libya’s long-term stability.