Libya's diplomatic success in Africa: The reemergence of qadhafi on the international stage

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Abstract

This article traces the development of Libya's African policy between 1996 and 2001, during which Qadhafi extricated his country from its pariah position to become a prominent player on the African stage. It analyzes the motives behind Libya's diplomatic encroachment into Africa, the tactics used by Qadhafi to crown this African policy with success, and the benefits garnered to Libyan interests far beyond the regional setting. The discussion is presented mostly from the Libyan point of view. Thus, particular emphasis is placed on the systematic and extensive coverage of Tripoli's African policy in the Libyan media. However, non-Libyan Arab and African sources are also thoroughly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-74
Number of pages15
JournalDiplomacy and Statecraft
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

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