Tracking the “Arab Spring”: Libya Starts from Scratch

Issue Date October 2013
Volume 24
Issue 4
Page Numbers 86-96
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Qadhafi is gone after subjecting his country to a brutal dictatorship for more than four decades, but the devastated institutional landscape that he left behind bodes ill for Libya’s democratic prospects.

About the Authors

Mieczysław P. Boduszyński

Mieczysław P. Boduszyński, assistant professor of politics at Pomona College, has also served as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, and Libya. He is currently writing a book about U.S. and EU responses to the “Arab Spring.” From 2015 to 2016, he returned to the State Department and served as political counselor at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq. All views expressed here are his own and not those of the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. government.

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Duncan Pickard

Duncan Pickard is a nonresident fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. The views expressed here are their own.

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