The birth of a new Libya?

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A recent ODI event on Libya helped to crystallise some of the dilemmas and tensions embedded in contemporary state-building efforts, both domestic and international. Inspired by the Arab Spring, and with critical support from the international community, the revolution in Libya ended more than 40 years of despotic, personalised and divisive rule under Colonel Muammar Qaddafi. This moment of transition in Libya, unimaginable scarcely a year ago, offers a unique opportunity to lay the foundations for a more effective state that is duly anchored in society – at least in principle.

Read the full blog post by Alina Rocha Menocal.