Election issue : militants in Libyan politics : a Militant Leadership Monitor special report : recovering from several decades of Gaddafi's rule.

Cristiani, Dario [Browse]
  • Wahington, DC : The Jamestown Foundation, 2012.
  • ©2012
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Militant Leadership Monitor quarterly special report [More in this series]
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In the aftermath of the revolution and the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya is undergoing tremendous changes. On July 7, the oil-rich North African country held its first national election in over four decades, however the emergence of regionally based militias continue to pose a threat to Libya's stability. While the Libyan people are united by their hunger for legitimacy, the country is rife with militant groups, each defending their own specific interests while some groups espouse militant views of the West. This report assesses the changing role of jihadists and militants in Libya as the country experiences its first ever democratic elections. It also looks ahead at some of the key actors shaping the internal struggle for authority and legitimacy in post- Gaddafi Libya.
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  • A focus on the role of militants in Libyan politics.
  • The Libyan political landscape: between local fragmentation and national democratic ambitions, by Dario Cristiani.
  • Emerging leaders in Libya: jihadists resorting to politics to create an Islamic state, by Camille Tawil.
  • From militia leader to defense minister: a biographical ketch of Osama al-Juwali, by Dario Cristiani.
  • The ideological influence of "the blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel Rahman on Libyan militants, by Michael W. S. Ryan.
  • The Zintan militia and the fragmented Libyan state, by Dario Cristiani.
  • Libyan elections: a timeline of key events, by Jacob Zenn.
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Militants in Libyan politics : recovering from several decades of Gaddafi's rule
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