Arab spring: Libya briefing in London 4 april

Arab Spring: Libya Briefing

George Joffe

George Joffe – Research Fellow, Dept of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University

The current political crisis in Libya has gone through several stages – from rebel advance (in tune with the wider ‘Arab Spring’), regime counterattack, and international intervention.

What is not clear is how the internal dynamics of Libyan politics have shaped the current crisis, and how they may affect the development of a post-Gadaffi state, or a state in which both rebels and regime play some role.

Libyan expert George Joffe will examine this situation, looking at:

  • Is this a civil war in the shape of a rebellion?
  • Who are the rebels?
  • How strong is Gadaffi, and who are his supporters?
  • What might a post-Gadaffi Libya look like?
  • What is the current role of political Islam in the country?

See also Libya: the internal dynamics of collapse by George Joffe

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session

Committee Room 8, Houses of Parliament

Monday 4th April, 6 – 7.30pm

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