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The Resource Libya's post-Qaddafi transition : the nation-building challenge, Christopher S. Chivvis [and others]

Libya's post-Qaddafi transition : the nation-building challenge, Christopher S. Chivvis [and others]

Label
Libya's post-Qaddafi transition : the nation-building challenge
Title
Libya's post-Qaddafi transition
Title remainder
the nation-building challenge
Statement of responsibility
Christopher S. Chivvis [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A year after Qaddafi's death, the light-footprint approach adopted for Libya's postwar transition is facing its most serious test. Security, the political transition, and economic development all present challenges. The security situation requires immediate attention and could worsen still. Until the militias are brought under state control, progress on other fronts will be very difficult to achieve. In most cases, the appropriate approach is a combination of incentives and broad-based negotiation between Tripoli and militia leaders. Only in extreme cases should the use of force be considered. On the political front, Libya and international actors deserve credit for the successful elections in July, but the political challenges ahead are significant. Libya still needs to write a constitution, and in doing so, it must determine the degree to which power is centralized in Tripoli and how to ensure inclusive yet stable governing institutions. Libya also needs to begin rethinking the management of its economy, and especially of its energy resources, to maximize the benefit to its citizens, reduce corruption, and enable private enterprise to flourish in other areas, such as tourism. Libya also needs sustained assistance, mainly technical in nature, from the countries that helped oust Qaddafi lest the transition run off the rails. Despite its role in helping topple Qaddafi, NATO is absent from Libya today. A greater role for the alliance is worth exploring, for example training Libyan security officials and forces and providing technical assistance for security-sector reform. An international Friends of Libya conference on assistance to Libya is warranted. Post-conflict transitions normally span years, and Libya's will be no different. Nevertheless, if current challenges are handled adroitly, Libya could still emerge as a positive force for democratic stability in North Africa and a valuable partner against al-Qaeda
Member of
Dewey number
934.283
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chivvis, Christopher S
  • Rand Corporation
  • International Security and Defense Policy Center
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
RAND Corporation research report series
Series volume
RR-129-SRF
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  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Nation-building
  • Libya
  • Internal security
Label
Libya's post-Qaddafi transition : the nation-building challenge, Christopher S. Chivvis [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This paper is the result of an ongoing research project on the future of post-Qaddafi Libya sponsored by the Smith Richardson Foundation and conducted within the International Security and Defense Center (ISDP) of the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD)."--Page [20]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 18)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Libya's Post-Qaddafi Transition; Endnotes; About the Authors; About This Report; Copyright
Control code
ocn815679643
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (19 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833078391
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815679643
Label
Libya's post-Qaddafi transition : the nation-building challenge, Christopher S. Chivvis [and others]
Publication
Note
"This paper is the result of an ongoing research project on the future of post-Qaddafi Libya sponsored by the Smith Richardson Foundation and conducted within the International Security and Defense Center (ISDP) of the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD)."--Page [20]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 18)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Libya's Post-Qaddafi Transition; Endnotes; About the Authors; About This Report; Copyright
Control code
ocn815679643
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (19 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833078391
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815679643

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