April 8, 2014

Can Libya Stay Together?

Musa al-Gharbi, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Notwithstanding reductionist narratives about the so-called “Arab Spring,” the uprising in Libya began as a struggle for succession of the east—a struggle which had been ongoing, with ebbs and flows, since Gaddhafi ended the federalist system of King Idriss I and integrated Cyrenaica and Fezzan more robustly into the state, largely against their will.

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TAGGED: Libya, Cyrenaica, Benghazi


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Gwynne Dyer, Japan Times
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