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Accession Number ADA566194
Title State-Building Challenges in a Post-Revolution Libya.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 69p
Personal Author M. El-Katiri
Abstract Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) inherited a difficult and volatile domestic situation following the overthrow of Muammar Qadhafi. The new leadership faces serious and simultaneous challenges in all areas of statehood. Libya's key geostrategic position, and its role in hydrocarbon production and exportation, means that the course of internal developments there is crucial not only to the Libyan people, but also to neighboring countries both in North Africa and across the Mediterranean in southern Europe. The mitigation or prevention of conditions that could lead to Libya becoming a failing or failed state is of vital importance. In this monograph, United Kingdom-based academic Dr. Mohammed El-Katiri reviews the major challenges to the new Libyan regime, including the continuing role of tribalism and the difficulty posed by the NTC's lack of a monopoly on ensuring security in Tripoli and beyond. Key issues of concern to foreign partners when engaging with the new Libyan leadership are highlighted, and a number of policy recommendations are made. Libya's immediate future is of critical importance, and it will determine whether the country faces state consolidation or state failure.
Keywords Armed militias
Disarmament demobilization and reintegration
Failed states
Failing states
Fragile states
Interim government
International organizations
International relations
Living standards
Military forces(Foreign)
National army
Nongovernmental organizations
North africa
Paramilitary forces
Petroleum industry
Political revolution
Political transitions
Post- arab spring era
Post-conflict era
Post-revolution era
Security reform
Southern europe
State building
United nations

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
92E - International Relations
92C - Social Concerns
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army War Coll. Strategic Studies Inst., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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