Ola Tunander
The Libya War
The use of rhetoric and deception to destroy a state

The war in Libya has become a humanitarian disaster. This book reveals the dishonest methods that were used to influence world opinion to accept the need for a “humanitarian intervention” in Libya in 2011. It draws a picture of an operation in which a number of actors collaborated towards a common goal: to oust Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi . In 2011, the news media reported that Gaddafi had launched a genocide. Today we know that this claim was false. This book explains what actually happened during the war in Libya, and how everyone was deceived.

Ola Tunander

Ola Tunander
Photo: PRIO (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Ola Tunander is Professor Emeritus at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). He is a Swedish national, but lives in Oslo, Norway.

Other titles

The Secret War against Sweden – US and British Submarine Deception in the 1980s, London & New York: Frank Cass, 2004.
Cold Water Politics – The Maritime Strategy and Geopolitics of the Northern Front, London: Sage, 1989.
Hårsfjärden – Det hemliga ubåtskriget mot Sverige, Stockholm: Norstedts förlag, 2001.

Foreign rights

Sirkel Forlag
Pb 78 Hovseter
0705 Oslo
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Published with a grant from the Fritt Ord Foundation

Edited September 11, 2019 by Sirkel Forlag