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The Current Political Situation in Libya: An Interview with Ali Ahmida

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Libya is back in the news with increasing tensions among various militia groups and political factions struggling for power, sometimes through street battles.

Three months have passed since the regime of Muammar Qaddafi was dislodged in Libya. So what is happening in Libya today? What forces are in play, wand hat has become of the revolutionary militias? And what about the issue of outside influence in today's Libya, given the crucial role played by NATO forces as well as governments such as Qatar in bringing an end to Qaddafi's autocracy.

Khalil Bendib spoke with University of New England political science professor Ali Ahmida, who just returned from Libya.

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2 comments for "The Current Political Situation in Libya: An Interview with Ali Ahmida"


Thank you for this great insightful interview with Prof. Ahmida I can say that this is one of the best assessments on the current situation in Libya. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand Libya now. Thanks

Ghazi Gheblawi wrote on January 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I think Libyan people are far more deprived now than the regime of Muammar Qaddafi. But your questions are very insightful.

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