Libya's Post-Qaddafi Transition

Libya's Post-Qaddafi Transition: The Nation-Building Challenge

Christopher S. Chivvis
Keith Crane
Peter Mandaville
Jeffrey Martini
Copyright Date: 2012
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 20
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    Libya's Post-Qaddafi Transition
    Book Description:

    A year after Qaddafi's death, the light-footprint approach adopted for Libya's postwar transition is facing its most serious test. Security, the political transition, and economic development all present challenges. But if Libya's transitional authorities and the international community handle this issue set adroitly, Libya could still emerge as a positive force for democratic stability in North Africa and a valuable partner against al-Qaeda.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-7841-4
    Subjects: History, Political Science

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  1. Libya’s Post-Qaddafi Transition The Nation-Building Challenge
    (pp. 1-20)
    Christopher S. Chivvis, Keith Crane, Peter Mandaville and Jeffrey Martini

    In October of 2011, Libya’s civil war came to an end. Dictator Colonel Muammar Qaddafi was captured and killed while trying to escape from his hideout in the Libyan town of Sirte, and a few days later, Libya’s transitional government declared the country liberated. The NATO military operation that had helped topple Qaddafi, Operation Unified Protector, came to an end, and after eight months of war, Libyans were free from their dictator but faced the massive challenge of building a new country for themselves.

    The military intervention in Libya was unique in many respects, but the most important was the...