This paper is part of the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research’s Crime-Conflict Nexus Series
This case study looks at understanding the impact of global illicit flows on local conflict dynamics. While each conflict context is unique both in its antecedents and its subsequent trajectory, lessons learned from the case of Libya and the role of illicit flows within in, offer both macro and micro examples which if better understood could be critical to shaping future responses. The Libya case is particularly important in that it is arguably one of the most intractable conflicts of the contemporary age, now often compared to the longstanding war and central state breakdown in Somalia.
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This research was funded under the Department for International Development’s Policy Research Fund
Tuesday Reitano and Mark Shaw. Libya: a patchwork state sewn together along trafficking lines. United Nations University Centre for Policy Research Crime-Conflict Nexus Series: No 3, May 2017, 14p
Libya: a patchwork state sewn together along trafficking lines