Trade and peace: the EU and Gaddafi's final decade

  title={Trade and peace: the EU and Gaddafi's final decade},
  author={Amir Magdy Kamel},
  journal={International Affairs},
  • A. Kamel
  • Published 1 May 2016
  • Political Science
  • International Affairs
This article examines the effectiveness of the EU's use of trade to induce peace in Libya during Gaddafi's final ten years in power, between 2001 and 2011. During this period, the EU implored and reiterated through rhetoric, policy and the exchange of goods and services that trade was to be used as a tool to maintain peace and prevent conflict. Indeed, this peace-through-trade assumption is at the heart of the EU, which was founded on the notion that economic interdependence ameliorates… 
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