Author: Ronald Bruce St. John
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740824
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Combining a historian’s balance with an analyst’s insight to skilfully navigate Libya's eventful past and present, Ronald Bruce St John updates his authoritative history of this turbulent North African state to include an in-depth examination of the 2011 rebellion that finally put an end to over 40 years of authoritarian rule by Qadaffi. From early Greek settlements to the infamous Lockerbie bombing, and from the colonel’s astonishing return to the international stage to the events that led to his ousting, this stands as an essential introduction to this complex land on the cusp of Africa and the Middle East. Ronald Bruce St John is a scholar of Libya, having consulted to ABC's 20/20, the New York Times, Fortune 500 companies, and the U.S. government. Now an analyst for the progressive think tank Institute for Policy Studies, he has also served on the advisory board of The Journal of Libyan Studies and the Atlantic Council's working group on Libya. A former military intelligence officer in the US army, he is the author of Libya and the United States and Qaddafi's World Design, among other books.


Author: Ronald Bruce St. John
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781851685981
Size: 44.85 MB
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Libya is a state which, for the majority of its past, has been subjected to foreign rule or influence. Falling prey to empire builders from the ancient Greeks to Mussolini’s Italy, it only became formally independent in 1951. In the past half-century, Libya’s history has been dominated by the figure of Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi, the controversial leader who Nelson Mandela has dubbed one of the revolutionary icons of our time. St John skillfully navigates this lengthy historical period, detailing the struggles the state has had in finding its political and economic position in the world. From the early Greek settlements in the fifth century BC to the infamous Lockerbie bombing, this study is a thoughtful and enlightening introduction to the land which bridges Africa and the Middle East, and which though reviled by the West for decades as a repressive and hostile regime, is starting to seek a political détente. Ronald Bruce St John is an affiliate professor of Middle East Studies at the Institute of International Studies, Bradley University. An analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, he is the author of Qaddafi's World Design: Libyan Foreign Policy, 1969-87.

A History Of Modern Libya

Author: Dirk Vandewalle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107019397
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In the wake of the civil war and Qadhafi's demise, the time is ripe for a new edition of Dirk Vandewalle's classic history of Libya. The book, which was originally published in 2006, traces the country's history back to the 1900s, through the Italian occupation in the early twentieth century, the Sanusi monarchy and, thereafter, to the revolution of 1969 and the accession of Qadhafi. The following chapters analyse the economics and politics of Qadhafi's revolution, offering insights into the man and his ideology as reflected in his Green Book. The new edition covers the intervening years, since 2005, when, courted by the West, Qadhafi came in from the cold. At home, though, his people were disillusioned, and economic liberalization came too late to forestall revolution. In an epilogue, the author reflects upon Qadhafi's premiership and the legacy he leaves behind.

Exit The Colonel

Author: Ethan Daniel Chorin
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610391713
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Draws upon interviews with senior American and Libyan officials as well as rebels and loyalists to offer a glimpse into the unraveling of the Qaddafi regime over several decades.

Libya Since 1969

Author: D. Vandewalle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230613861
Size: 32.88 MB
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This edited volume provides the first fully comprehensive evaluation of Libya since the Qadhafi coup in 1969. Throughout the different chapters the authors explore the rise of the military in Libya, the impact of its self-styled revolution on Libyan society and economy.

Libya History And Revolution

Author: Richard A. Lobban Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440828857
Size: 44.81 MB
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This narrative chronicles Libya's, and to a vast extent Muammar Gaddafi's, remarkable past, meteoric rise to prominence, and convoluted reign, and introduces potential scenarios that may play out in the near term. • Covers Libya from its ancient beginnings to the present in one easily readable volume • Provides a complete history of Gaddafi's Libya and its revolution, including the historical antecedents, Gaddafi's rise to power, his reign, and his fall during the Arab Spring • Offers projections about the post-Gaddafi era and prospects for Libya going forward • Brings together the perspectives and insights of two authors with distinct yet complementary backgrounds • Offers scholars and professors the detail they seek without intimidating the undergraduate or general reader


Author: Alison Pargeter
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300139322
Size: 11.73 MB
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Offers an in-depth analysis of Muammar Qaddafi's complete reign in Libya, from his bloodless coup in 1969 to his institution of policies that mirrored his personal vision to his downfall during the 2011 revolt.

Sowing Chaos

Author: Paolo Sensini
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 0986085383
Size: 29.26 MB
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In early 2011, Libya came under attack. The anti-Libya coalition included France, the United Kingdom, the feudal Gulf monarchies, the United States and other NATO countries. Although during the previous months, Muammar Qaddafi had visited the nations of Europe where he was welcomed as the head of a friendly State, the United Nations swiftly approved the coalition-sponsored U-turn, undertaken in the guise of humanitarian intervention to protect the Libyan people. Qaddafi was branded a bloodthirsty, crazed dictator, intending and carrying out war crimes to suppress a legitimate domestic revolt. This narrative was part of a larger-scale Western strategy adopted to redesign the entire Middle East in accordance with its interests. Immediately after the start of the NATO campaign of airstrikes, Paolo Sensini visited Tripoli as a member of the Fact Finding Commission on the Current Events in Libya . He then wrote a fully detailed account of the real reasons for the attack on Libya, and the outcome. This book outlines the historical background of the last hundred years and more, from the main phases of the Italian military occupation (1911-1943) to the dramatic events of our own times, including an account of the post-war monarchy and Qaddafi s rise to power, the airstrikes on Tripoli and Benghazi ordered by Reagan in 1986, and the Lockerbie affair. Sensini exposes the falsehoods propagated in 2011 of the alleged mass graves and 10,000 deaths . He takes a close look at the rebels in Benghazi goaded on by Islamic fundamentalists but organised, armed and financed by the West. The rebels provided the pretexts that West needed for approval of UN Resolution 1973 -- the humanitarian myth of responsibility to protect (R2P). This criminal intervention devastated Libya, unleashing chaos and a civil war unlikely to cease in the near future. Sensini addresses what has followed in its wake: the 11 September 2012 murder of American Ambassador Chris Stevens, the role of Hillary Clinton, and the plight of untold waves of migrants seeking to flee the continental chaos that R2P has unleashed, resulting in thousands of deaths and drownings across the Mediterranean, and the potential destabilization of European states struggling to cope with the mass influx."

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Author: Brian Kilmeade
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143129430
Size: 47.67 MB
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"Now with a new afterword: How the captivity of American sailors planted the seeds of America's antislavery movements."

Qaddafi S World Design

Author: Ronald Bruce St. John
Publisher: Al Saqi
Size: 55.73 MB
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Qaddafi's Libya is a small state trying - and failing - to play a world role. This is the thesis of this study of Libyan foreign policy since the 1970s. It looks at Qaddafi's holy war, his stormy relationship with the superpowers, his adventures in Africa and his role in the world of oil.