Qaddafi's Libya in World Politics

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008 - Political Science - 243 pages
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Libya?s enigmatic Muammar Qaddafi has demonstrated a perhaps unprecedented capacity for reinvention and survival, particularly in the realm of foreign policy. Yehudit Ronen traces Libya?s sometimes tortuous trajectory in international affairs across the four decades of Qaddafi?s leadership.Ronen addresses a range of critical issues: oil politics, foreign military adventurism, WMDs, international terrorism, the confrontation between Islam and the West, and the constraints of US policy in the Middle East. She also sheds abundant light on the many ways that domestic politics have affected Libya?s international role. From internal leadership rivalries to international strategic quandaries, she navigates the major course corrections that have reoriented the country?s focus from the Arab Middle East and the Soviet Union to the African continent and the West.

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Muammar Qaddafi, Libya's mercurial leader, has been in the forefront of political developments in the Middle East and North Africa for almost 40 years. Under King Muhammad Idris al-Mahdi al-Sanusi ... Read full review


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