Arab Spring: Libya Briefing
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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