Jacob Mundy′sLibya is the first book to document and explain the political, security, and humanitarian crises that have engulfed Libya Africa′s largest oil exporting country since 2011. Examining the roots of the anti–Gaddafi revolution and the failure of both Libya′s transitional authorities and the international community to prevent the country′s descent into chaos, Mundy identifies the new centers of power that coalesced in the wake of the regime′s collapse. The more these rival coalitions vied for political authority and control over Libya′s vast oil wealth, he explains, the more they reached out to assistance from external actors who were playing their own "great game" in Libya and across the region. In the face of such a multifaceted crisis, the future looks grim as the international community seems unable to bring peace to this divided and conflict–ridden nation.
- Introduction: the making and unmaking of modern Libya
- Chapter 1. State of the Masses
- Chapter 2. Uprising and intervention: Libya in revolt
- Chapter 3. State of the Martyrs
- Chapter 4. Hegemony or anarchy?
- Chapter 5. Libya on the brink