Dirk Vandewalle

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Jonathan Tepperman and Dirk Vandewalle

Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman interviews Dartmouth College Professor Dirk Vandwalle on post-Qaddafi Libya, the ramifications of the Benghazi attack, and the lingering problem of rogue militias.

Comment
Nov/Dec
2012
Dirk Vandewalle

In light of the killing of the U.S. ambassador, it’s tempting to be pessimistic about Libya. But just a year after the fall of a long-standing tyrant, the country is moving on and has peacefully elected a new government. As it turns out, building a functioning state from scratch can be a good thing.

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Dirk Vandewalle

As Libya's rebels push forward in their fight to unseat Muammar al-Qaddafi, factional rivalries and a climate of general disorder threaten to upend their military and diplomatic victories.

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Dirk Vandewalle

If the hurried diplomatic negotiations leading up to Resolution 1973 seemed a Herculean task, they may pale in comparison to the challenge that comes next: keeping Libya intact and on the road to recovery.

This article appears in the Foreign Affairs/CFR eBook, The New Arab Revolt.

 

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