Yehudit Ronen: Libya’s Descent into Chaos: North African Turmoil
Contemporary Libya is less a nation than a geographical construct populated by competing and often interlocking tribes and clans.

Yehudit Ronen, Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2016

The collapsing Libyan state has become a textbook example of the law of unintended consequences. A review of how things fell apart—and what challenges lie ahead—may thus offer clues for how to approach similar situations. The overthrow of Libya’s long- reigning…