Qaddafi's Libya in World Politics

Qaddafi's Libya in World Politics

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Libya's enigmatic Muammar Qaddafi has demonstrated a perhaps unprecedented capacity for reinvention and survival, particularly in the realm of foreign policy. Yehudit Ronen traces Libya's sometimes tortuous trajectory in international affairs across the four decades of Qaddafi's leadership.Ronen addresses a range of critical issues: oil politics, foreign military adventurism, WMDs, international terrorism, the confrontation between Islam and the West, and the constraints of US policy in the Middle East. She also sheds abundant light on the many ways that domestic politics have affected Libya's international role. From internal leadership rivalries to international strategic quandaries, she navigates the major course corrections that have reoriented the country's focus from the Arab Middle East and the Soviet Union to the African continent and the West.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588265854
  • 9781588265852
  • 2,436,828

Table of contents

Introduction.; Libya and the United States: On the Slippery Slope of Conflict.; Libya-US Relations: The Post-Cold War Era.; Qaddafi's Soviet Alignment.; Inter-Arab Relations: The Quest for Unity.; Disillusionment and a New Course.; Military Involvement in Uganda: Refocused Priorities.; Drama in Chad: The Collapse of Aspirations.; Striving for Leadership in Africa.; Conclusion.show more

About Yehudit Ronen

Yehudit Ronen is senior research scholar at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University and lecturer in political science at Bar-Ilan University. Her numerous publications include Sudan in a Civil War: Between Africanism, Arabism and Islam and The Mabhrib: Politics, Society, and Economy. She is also author of a novel, Carob Whiskey.show more

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"Comprehensive, thoughtful, and well researched.... Ronen has done an impressive job in presenting and analyzing Libya's many foreign involvements under Qaddafi." - Dirk J. Vandewalle, Dartmouth College"show more

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