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The Maverick State: Gaddafi and the New World Order Guy Arnold

The Maverick State: Gaddafi and the New World Order

Guy Arnold

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ISBN : 9780304333660
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167 pages
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Muammar al-Gaddafi is one of the most controversial figures of his time. He is treated by Western governments, especially the United States, as if he were a major power in the world stage, rather than the leader of a desert state of just five millionMoreMuammar al-Gaddafi is one of the most controversial figures of his time. He is treated by Western governments, especially the United States, as if he were a major power in the world stage, rather than the leader of a desert state of just five million people. Guy Arnold charts the history of Libyas external relations since the 1969 revolution and examines his influence on international affairs through his relations with his Arab neighbors in North Africa and the Middle East and the wider world. Gaddafis disproportionate influence seems to stem from his refusal to behave like a small power and his belief in his right to intervene in world affairs as if he were a major power. Guy Arnold shows how the Wests attempts to denigrate and destabilize Libya have been out of proportion to Gaddafis offenses and reflect the Wests inability to cope with a contradictory, truly maverick leader.