Rhodes, Fred
May 2004
Middle East;May2004, Issue 345, p65
This article analyzes the book "Libya and the West: From Independence to Lockerbie," by Geoff Simons. The visit to London in February 2004 by the Libyan foreign minister and the growing Libyan discourse with U.S. are being hailed as milestones in the steadily improving relations between Libya and the West. The book describes the involvement of the United Nations in some of the principal events which have shaped contemporary Libya. It reviews Libya's independence process, its territorial disputes with neighbours, the abuses of human rights and the U.S. manipulation of the United Nations in its confrontation with Libya.


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