Organized Crime in Libya: A Nation Without a State

Criminal Activities Gave Gaddafi Economic and Geopolitical AdvantageThe end of the dictatorship in Libya represented the awakening, after forty years, of coexistence numbed by the regime's policy to maintain the statu quo for their own and their few followers' benefit. The power structure was minimized to be easily managed, and no action for social development has never been realized. To preserve their power, Muammar Gaddafi had leveraged the complicity interested in some tribes to the detriment of the others, favoring the development of criminal activities through which he drew a direct economic and geopolitical advantage.The Plethora of Armed MilitiasEven today, 95% of the Libyan economy is based on the income from the exploitation of hydrocarbons, as well as the undisturbed diverse criminal activities run by organizations of various kinds. This second aspect is the cause of the tragic leeway in contemporary Libya  since they count upon the Arab and Berber tribes, as well as…

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Antonio DeBonis

In service in the Carabinieri since 1981, I omit the biographical profiles for reasons of confidentiality and security. My career has researcher developed in the path of researching, studying and...