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Description - My Vision by Muammer Gadaffi

In September 2003, the international embargo and sanctions imposed on Libya for more than a decade were raised by the UN Security Council when Colonel Gadaffi announced that Libya would give up its nuclear weapons. In addition he agreed to compensate the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing and the UTA Flight DC-10 disasters that occurred in the late 1980s. This remarkable gesture showed Gadaffi's commitment to seeing Libya rejoin the international community after many years of isolation. In the spirit of reconciliation, Tony Blair flew out to Tripoli declaring that Libya was now an ally in the fight against global terror. This is an intelligent and gripping account of how a new dawn in Arab-Western relations came about.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844541294
ISBN-10: 1844541290
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 165mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Muammer Gadaffi

Born in 1943 into the tribe of the Kadhafas, Muammer Gadaffi left his family circle at the age of ten. Keen on geopolitics - passionate about decolonisation and the epic Nasserian movement - he studied the mechanisms of state both in Tripoli and in Great Britain. He has ruled Libya since 1969. A specialist in third-world Africa, Professor Edmond Jouve has regularly met with Mouammar Kadhafi since 1979. Author, notably of The Right of Peoples and The Third World, he teaches political science at Rene-Desartes University in Paris.