Mark Muller Stuart QC : The British intervention in Libya in St Andrews

Thursday 4th May

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
  • Price range £4 - 25
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Join us in welcoming Human Rights lawyer and senior UN mediator Mark Muller Stuart to celebrate the launch of Storm in the Desert.

In this remarkable book, Mark Muller tells the story of British intervention in Libya and the Arab Spring from a unique civil society standpoint: he was there in Benghazi two weeks after the UN No-Fly Zone Resolution was passed, meeting with Rebel leaders to discuss how Western civil society might help them stabilise the country and resolve difficult legacy issues such as victim claims over Lockerbie and the supply of IRA Semtex.

In an age when Western governments have become risk averse and distrusted in the Middle East, Muller documents how non-state mediators, non-governmental organisations, journalists, artists and like-minded diplomats, such as assassinated US Ambassador Chris Stevens, explore ways to support democratic movements and promote human rights in one of the world’s most turbulent regions. Storm in the Desert describes a dramatic story of revolution and also the complex, murky role successive British governments have played in trying to contain conflict in the region.

Storm in the Desert gives a unique insight into the world of diplomacy and power politics and the way they impact upon ordinary human lives, suggesting that it is civil society not government that ultimately stabilises countries and unearths the truth about conflict and the ill-treatment of civilians at the hand of state forces.

Book places

Early bird Event Book Voucher£4

These specially reduced Event Vouchers are only available for a limited time. They include attendance at the event as well as a £4 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against Storm In The Desert (RRP £25.00)

Event + Book£25

These Event Voucher include attendance to the event and a copy of Storm In The Desert (RRP £25.00)

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