A Tunisian architect and urban planner and a specialist in Libyan issues, he has for the last eight years been working in the field of anthropology. A lecturer and researcher at the University of La Manouba (Tunisia), associate at the Cités, territoires, environnement, sociétés (Citeres) laboratory of François-Rabelais University in Tours (France), he is a member of the Observatoire des transformations
dans le monde arabe (OTMA, Observatory of the Transformations in the Arab World), launched in February 2014 in Morocco as a joint initiative between the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, Institute of Research for Development, Paris), the Institut national d’études démographiques (INED, National Institute of Demographic Studies, Paris) and a number of Moroccan and Tunisian research centres.
The collapse of the state in Libya at the end of 2011 took place against a complex background in which the erosion of authority in the countries of the region (chiefly in Niger and Mali) was combined with deep political rifts in its other two neighbours of the “Arab spring” – Tunisia and Egypt. The fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime was at the root of a series of wide-ranging security crises, fuelled by arms trafficking and the proliferation of militias in the former...
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