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Episode 25: Libya

January 2, 2019

Six years after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi, Libya remains in a chaotic state. In 2011, the regime of Gadhafi responded to protests in eastern Libya with violence, leading to a revolution that brought his 42-year regime to an end. Only three years later, armed conflict broke out after the second parliamentary elections, leading to political divisions and intense conflict. Libya’s future is uncertain.

What are the country’s next steps? How can civil society help bring Libya towards peace? And, where is Libya headed?

Find out on this episode, of our podcast Global.

Our hosts speak to:

  • Dr. Frederic Wehry, Senior Fellow of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of "The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya."
  • Taezeez "Tooza" Alhasaeri, Digital Media Editor of the Zuwara Municipal Government. Zuwara was the first town to elect its local council after the fall of Gaddafi democratically.
  • Christopher Livesay, an award-winning foreign correspondent based in Rome. In 2018, Livesay was the first American TV correspondent to report from Libya in a year and had to flee the country amid government threats for shedding light on migrant trafficking, torture, and abuse.
  • Caitlin Dearing Scott, IRI’s Middle East and North Africa Program Manager.

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