Libya: Revolution Forty Years On

While British Prime Minister Gordon Brown struggles to hold his government together after only two years in power, Libya’s Colonel Qaddafi has no such worries. He has outlived the majority of his Cold War compatriots and stands as the longest-serving leader in the Arab and African worlds. Protected by the politics of oil, Libya is buying its way back into the international arena. Qaddafi’s power lies not in his own strengths, but in the weakness of others.

The World Today Published 1 August 2009 Updated 14 October 2020 4 minute READ

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