Friday, March 7, 2014
OpEd by Ambassador (R) Louis A. Delvoie on the reasons why Libya may become a failed state, in Friday's Kingston Whig Standard.
"Of the three North African countries which were at the centre of the so-called Arab Spring of 2011, the one which has attracted the least media attention in recent months is Libya. There is good reason for this.
Egypt has experienced a series of dramatic and tragic political and human events which have seen the country revert to virtual military rule. Tunisia for its part has reached and passed a number of milestones en route to becoming a solid parliamentary democracy; while still a work in progress, Tunisia’s political evolution has been widely acclaimed around the world. Nothing comparable has happened in Libya, for good or bad. In fact, Libya is in a disturbing state of flux, which can be in good part accounted for by the country’s history.. "