Connections Episode 35
The Libya Intervention Revisited
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Ian Martin
On Tuesday, 17 May Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani and former head of the UN mission in Libya, Ian Martin discussed the 2011 military intervention in Libya. This episode of Connections examines the role of the United Nations, the policies adopted by NATO, regional states, and the various Libyan parties, and their lasting impact on the crisis in Libya.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Ian Martin has led United Nations field missions in several countries, including as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) from 2011-2012; Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal (2005-09); and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the East Timor Popular Consultation (1999). He also served as Head of the UN Headquarters Board of Inquiry into Certain Incidents in the Gaza Strip; Special Envoy for Timor-Leste; Representative in Nepal of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea; Chief of the UN Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda; and Director for Human Rights of the UN/Organization of American States International Civilian Mission in Haiti. Martin was from 1986-1992 Secretary General of Amnesty International, Vice President of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) from 2002-2005, and from 2015-2018 Executive Director of Security Council Report. His writings include Self-Determination in East Timor: The United Nations, the Ballot, and International Intervention and All Necessary Measures? The United Nations and International Intervention in Libya, published by Hurst in April 2022.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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