Libya's post-revolution predicament

ByDANIEL NISMAN
January 19, 2012 11:24

Absent collective nationalism, the NTC must buy the loyalty of valuable renegade militias.




Libyans protest against NTC in Benghazi

Libyans protest against NTC in Benghazi (R) 311. (photo credit:REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori )



Libya is currently undergoing a critical phase of its transition process, as the recognized government (NTC) attempts to assert its power over the country. The focal point of these efforts lies at the reformation of the Libyan national military. In post Gaddafi-Libya, this feat requires garnering the trust of powerful tribal militias, many of whom are reluctant to relinquish their hard-fought positions acquired during the civil war.




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