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About Igor Cherstich

Igor Cherstich is a doctoral researcher in anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London, specialising in Libyan Sufism

Articles by Igor Cherstich

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

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Libya's revolution: tribe, nation, politics

The Libyan war is often portrayed through a “tribal” lens that fails to explain how the country’s tribes coexist with a sense of nationhood, says Igor Cherstich. 
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