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Keywords: Libya
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2022) 15 (2): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Amir Magdy Kamel This paper explores the prisoner’s dilemma in the context of interactions between Libya’s Tripoli- and Tobruk-led actors in the period between Gaddafi’s 2011 ousting and the 2015 Libyan Political Agreement. In so doing, it reveals the extent to which Libyan decisions aligned...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2022) 15 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Youssef Mohammad Sawani This article argues that the transitional justice (TJ) approach in post-Gaddafi Libya has failed because it lacked national reconciliation. Libya’s transition experience did not include reconciliation and agreement on a new social contract, and this not only perpetuated...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2021) 14 (2): 97–117.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Jordan Tunisia Sudan Libya International rankings since 2003 have shown the low quality of the level of Arab universities. Out of over 500 universities in Arab countries, only five have emerged among Shanghai’s top 500 since 2003. 1 In contrast, in Israel for example, six to seven...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Peninsula. The present actions of international assistance of the United Nations and European Union member states are discussed regarding their negotiation initiatives in Libya. Egypt’s alternative approach is discussed, whereby it is taking charge, whether multi- or unilaterally, of the security...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 46–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Youssef Mohammad Sawani Since the fall of Gaddafi’s forty-two years of rule, Libya has been facing tremendous challenges of instability and insecurity reflecting and characterized by both a political impasse and a lack of legitimate state institutions. Ad-hoc and non-state formations grew outside...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 91–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Youssef Mohammad Sawani This paper examines the origin and the relationship between Islamist and non-Islamist political trends in Libya, highlighting the development of the contestation between the two before and after the fall of Gaddafi’s rule. The relationship appears...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Youssef Mohammad Sawani Even though the rebels, later turned ‘revolutionaries’, actually had an insignificant role as combatants in the violent downfall of the Gaddafi regime in Libya in 2011, they became involved in acts of war in many parts of the country in what came to resemble a civil war...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Youssef Mohammad Sawani Libya's contemporary history has been dominated by the interplay of the perpetual dynamics of religion, tribalism, oil and ideology. After 42 years in power Qadhafi was killed at the hands of revolutionaries and the final chapter of his dictatorial reign was terminated...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (2): 127–147.
Published: 01 April 2011
... on to provide analysis of the current developments in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen and the rest of the affected states. It concludes by drawing up the implications on the Arab future of these uprisings. * Email: michaelsakbani@gmail.com © 2011 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2011...