The Future of Libya's New State

Sept. 7, 2012, 2:39 p.m.

A year after the fall of the autocratic Gaddafi regime in Libya, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre examines the future of the new Libyan states. After the fall of Gaddafi, Libya was plagued by a lack of state institutions and the country was riven with violence following the Civil War. Many experts expected the country to experience a tough transition; however, the peaceful outcome of the July elections and the flow of revenue from oil and gas production act as positive sign for Libya’s future. In the report, George Joffé examines Libya’s progress, and how Libya’s future is contingent of the ability to manage institution-building and handling security issues.

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