Seeing Through the Fog: Transitional Governments in Libya and Elsewhere
October 6, 2011
On October 6, 2011, Dr. Jon Alterman delivered a talk at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, VA, entitled “Seeing Through the Fog: Transitional Governments in Libya and Elsewhere.” The talk drew on experience with transitions around the world to caution patience, identify the perils of U.S. bureaucratic politics, and highlight the importance of neighboring states.
Looking at the Libya case in particular, it examined the consequences of the speed of the transition, the uncertain nature of Libyan nationalism, and the influence of oil. An audio version can be found here.