Libya and Europe: Economic Realism at the Rescue of the Qaddafi Authoritarian Regime

  title={Libya and Europe: Economic Realism at the Rescue of the Qaddafi Authoritarian Regime},
  author={Yahia H. Zoubir},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary European Studies},
  pages={401 - 415}
  • Y. Zoubir
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary European Studies
Relations between Libya and the West in general, and with the members of the European Union, in particular, have always been ambivalent and tense. Libya's foreign policy, founded on radical Arab nationalism, its support for revolutionary and terrorist movements across the globe, as well as its relentless opposition to ‘United States imperialism’, resulted in costly enmities. Qaddafi's erratic and atypical behaviour caused suspicions regarding the intentions of the country often accused of being… 

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