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Libya's Foreign Policy In North Africa

1st Edition

By Mary-jane Deeb


226 pages

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Since 1969 when Colonel Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhafi came to power through a military coup, Libya has been the focus of a great deal of attention. Its experiments with nation building have been viewed with curiosity and its foreign policy with dismay by Western analysts. Much has been written to explain Libya's international and domestic behavior, but des

Table of Contents

Introduction -- From Independence to Revolution: Libya's Foreign Policy During the Sanussi Monarchy, 1951–1969 -- The Libyan Coup of 1969: The First Year Reconsidered -- Unions, Federations, and Mergers, 1970–1973 -- The Search for an Ally, 1973–1977 -- The Heyday of the Libyan Jamahiriya, 1977–1981 -- Libya in the Post-Sadat Era, 1981-1985 -- Libya in the Aftermath of the U.S. Bombing, 1986–1989 -- Conclusion

About the Author

Deeb holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. She has taught at American University in Washington for almost a decade, and now holds the position of Arab world Area Specialist at the Library of Congress. In addition to her teaching career, Deeb has published three academic books and over sixty articles, book chapters and book reviews on Middle East politics. Between 1995 and 1998 she was the Editor-in-chief of The Middle East Journal. She is fluent in French and Arabic and can read a number of other languages.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies