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Libya’s Security Situation: Implications for Democratic Governance

The atmosphere in Tripoli on 20 October 2011, when the last remnants of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces were defeated, and Gaddafi himself along with his son Mutassim were killed, was one of almost unbridled hope. The then longest-serving head of state, an authoritarian dictator with a highly personalised and increasingly totalitarian regime, had given way to a largely home-grown revolutionary movement – looking into the future, anything seemed possible for Libya’s 5.6 million citizens.

Article by Giorgio Mariani, Sadeq Institute.
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