Notions of Islam and the West in the US‐Libyan Relationship: An Historical Perspective – By Farah Bushashia

How did an otherwise obscure Third World country previously ruled by a pliant monarch come to constitute a major enemy of the powerful United States for over twenty years, notwithstanding the paradoxical portrayal of its terrorists as both incompetent and threats to national security?

Farah Bushashia, Fletcher MALD 2009, is a second‐ year student concentrating on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization, and the United States, with a particular interest in North Africa and Libya. She is also Co‐Editor‐in‐Chief of al Nakhlah. 

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