Brookings Doha Center

Brookings Doha Center – Stanford University "Project on Arab Transitions" Paper Series

Reuters/Zitouny - Vote counting in the election for the new president of Libya's General National Congress in Tripoli June 25, 2013.

Brookings Doha Center-Stanford Paper

Personnel Change or Personal Change? Rethinking Libya’s Political Isolation Law

March 17, 2014, Roman David and Houda Mzioudet

In this Brookings Doha Center-Stanford "Project on Arab Transitions" Paper, Roman David and Houda Mzioudet examine the controversy over Libya’s PIL and the law’s likely effects. Drawing on interviews with key Libyan actors, the authors find that the PIL has been manipulated for political purposes and that its application is actually weakening, not protecting, Libya.

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