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Lockerbie and Libya: A Study in International Relations

Lockerbie and Libya: A Study in International Relations

by Khalil I. Matar, Robert W. Thabit
     
 

The bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the politics that surround this early anti-U.S. terrorist act provide a fascinating case study in international relations. The event severely impacted Libya's relationship with the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Nations.

This work examines all facets of the Lockerbie tragedy

Overview

The bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the politics that surround this early anti-U.S. terrorist act provide a fascinating case study in international relations. The event severely impacted Libya's relationship with the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Nations.

This work examines all facets of the Lockerbie tragedy including the police investigation and indictment of two Libyan citizens, the imposition of international sanctions against Libya, that country's response and the years of tension and conflict that followed, the role of political mediation (most notably by Prince Bandar bin Sultan and President Nelson Mandela), the trial in the Netherlands, Muammar Qaddafi and Libya's increasing maturity in dealing with complex international situations, and the flight 103 bombing's significance within the context of the events of September 11, 2001.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
its major strength is that the authors refuse to accept the official American line...highly recommended
Arab-American Affairs
a fascinating case study in international relations
Catholic Library World
an excellent case study

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416097
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/26/2003
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Khalil I. Matar is a journalist who has reported on the United Nations for 20 years and has been covering the Libyan case with the United States and the UN since the early 1980s. Attorney Robert W. Thabit was appointed by Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, as an International Observer to the Lockerbie Trial.

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