The Impact of the Arab Spring on Africa: Regional Effects of the Libyan Revolution

September, 2012
IDA document: D-4825
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Africa , Documents
Division: Intelligence Analyses Division , Global Dynamics and Intelligence Division
Gregerson, Brittany T. See more authors
An assessment of the regional fallout from the 2011 Libyan revolution and the demise of Muammar Qadhafi, with a focus on Mali, Chad and Niger. Three long-standing trends are identified as most affected by the Libyan revolution: the empowerment of militia groups, trafficking of armaments and ordnance, and spread of transnational refugee and migrant flows.