ExpECON contributor Brock Dahl has penned an op-ed, posted today on the must-read Small Wars Journal, arguing that, to avoid a damaging “transition gap” similar to those that occurred amid regime change in Iraq and Afghanistan, the international community must use its leverage with Libyan rebel forces to ensure that rule of law institutions – police, judiciary and anti-corruption units – are maintained as a new government takes shape.

Dahl is the author of the fourth paper in the Kauffman Foundation’s Expeditionary Economics Research Series, "Closing the Transition Gap: The Rule of Law Imperative in Stabilization Environments", released this week.

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