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Seeking Security: Public Opinion Survey in Libya

As Libya proceeds through a political transition launched following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and JMW Consulting are conducting a series of nationwide public opinion surveys with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. These surveys are designed to assess Libyan …

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Jury's out on Libya? At least it's not Syria

WASHINGTON, DC — The Libyan government, weakened by continued divisions among the regional militia groups that toppled the notorious Muammar Gaddafi, braced this week for downbeat assessments of the country’s performance two years after the civil war officially ended.

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Libyans want rule by their government, not by militias

The extent of Libya’s deteriorating security conditions is most apparent in al-Rasheed street in the centre of the capital, Tripoli. Russian and Belgian arms are selling briskly. They range from pistols to the much sought-after AK-47, globally known as the Kalashnikov.

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US Firms Eye Late Entry Into Libyan Defense Market

WASHINGTON — The Libyan government, which may offer a prime opportunity for US contractors as a country rich in natural resources and with limited military equipment, is reaching out to companies in a bid to attract them to a nation that is still taboo to many US politicians.

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