A decade after the overthrow of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is set to hold elections this December to produce a unified government.
Yasmina Abouzzohour is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) and an Associate Research Fellow at the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA). Her research revolves around authoritarian persistence and transition, focusing on strategic regime behavior and interactions with opposition movements.
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