Berlin Security Beat

Episode 05: “Libya, 10 Years Later”

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Badi, Emadeddin/ Lacher, Wolfram (2021): Agree to Disagree: Libya’s New Unity Government, in: Sada, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,

Cole, Peter/ McQuinn, Brian (eds) (2015): The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath, London: Hurst Publishers,

Costantini, Irene (2016): Conflict Dynamics in Post-2011 Libya: A Political Economy Perspective, in: Conflict, Security & Development, 16(5), 405-422,

Dassù, Marta (2020): Why the War in Libya is a Test for Italy – and for a Geopolitical European Commission,

Kuperman, Alan J. (2015): Obama's Libya Debacle: How a Well-Meaning Intervention Ended in Failure, Foreign Affairs, 94 (2), 66-77,

Lacher, Wolfram (2021): Unser schwieriger Partner: Deutschlands und Frankreichs erfolgloses Engagement in Libyen und Mali [Our Difficult Partner: Germany’s and France’s Unsuccessful Engagement in Libya and Mali], SWP-Studie 2021/S 03, (in German)

McQuinn, Brian (2013): Assessing (In) security after the Arab Spring: The Case of Libya, in: PS: Political Science and Politics, 46 (4), 716-720,

McQuinn, Brian (2016): DDR and the Internal Organization of Non-State Armed Groups, in: Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, 5(1): 2–25.

McQuinn, Brian/ Couchesne, Laura (2020): Armed-Group Proliferation: Origins and Consequences, Armed Conflict Survey, 6:1, 14-18,

Megerisi, Tarek (2019): Libya’s Global Civil War, Policy Brief,

Pack, Jason/ Pusztai, Wolfgang (2020): Turning the Tide: How Turkey Won the War for Tripoli, Policy Paper, Middle East Institute,

Reuters (2020): Factbox: Who's involved in Libya's war and why,

Vandewalle, Dirk (2012): After Qaddafı: The Surprising Success of the New Libya, in: Foreign Affairs, 91 (6), 8–15,

Wehrey, Frederic (2020): “This War Is Out of Our Hands”: The Internationalization of Libya’s Post-2011 Conflicts From Proxies to Boots on the Ground,

Brian McQuinn’s Choice for Best Article/Book:

Abdul-Ahad, Ghaith (2013): How to Start a Battalion (in Five Easy Lessons), in: London Review of Books, 35 (4),

Lewis, Janet (2020): How Insurgency Begins: Rebel Group Formation in Uganda and Beyond (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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