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Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of Liberal Intervention

Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of Liberal Intervention

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Christopher S. Chivvis
Cambridge University Press, 2013-12-16
EAN 9781107041479, ISBN10: 1107041473

Hardcover, 298 pages, 23.5 x 15.6 x 2 cm
Language: English

Advance praise: 'Christopher Chivvis brilliantly dissects the 2011 intervention in Libya, providing a detailed account of Allied diplomacy and NATO military operations. Anyone thinking about future interventions should read this book.' James Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service, American University

Advance praise: 'Christopher Chivvis provides a highly readable, insightful account of the Libyan intervention - its successes and limitations. As someone who participated in these events, I recognized much of the story told - and learned more new things than I'd imagined.' Ivo Daalder, former United States Ambassador to NATO

Advance praise: 'Christopher Chivvis makes an interesting case in Toppling Qaddafi that NATO's intervention in Libya had a 'positive' outcome and that it should provide an 'antidote to the sense of helplessness and cynicism about American power'. Some readers may disagree with his conclusions, but not with the argument that this is an important and clarifying debate.' David Ignatius, columnist, The Washington Post

Advance praise: 'Toppling Qaddafi provides both a highly readable account of NATO's war in Libya and a carefully analytical basis for evaluating the relevance of this precedent for current and future conflicts.' James F. Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation