Libya After Qaddafi: Lessons and Implications for the Future

Libya After Qaddafi: Lessons and Implications for the Future. RAND Corporation. Christopher S. Chivvis and Jeffrey Martini. March 17, 2014.

The international community’s limited approach to post-conflict stabilization of Libya has left the nation struggling and on the brink of civil war. The essential tasks of establishing security, building political and administrative institutions, and restarting the economy were left almost entirely up to Libya’s new leaders, according to the authors. No international forces were deployed to keep the peace, in contrast with NATO interventions in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR500/RR577/RAND_RR577.sum.pdf Summary [PDF format, 10 pages, 0.1 MB].

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR500/RR577/RAND_RR577.pdf Full Text [PDF format, 119 pages, 1.6 MB].

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