UDC 341.211+355.48 (612)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 62 (2011)
Vol. 62, No 1142, pp. 30-51

Pregledni članak
Received: 12 Apr 2011
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Janković Slobodan (Istraživač-saradnik u Institutu za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd),

The protests in egypt and Tunisia resulted in a military coup or a relatively peaceful handover of power, respectively, after decades of presidential authoritarianism. Their authorities resigned without any foreign military intervention and had been fomented by rising food prices. The military intervention in Libya, actions, diplomacy and stances of major power actors brought out the weakness of international law, the crisis of UN institutions, and in particular, the eU foreign policy. The current Libyan crisis and actions of several Western powers further erode the sovereignty, thus announcing the transformation of the current world order. The author questions and analyses the behaviour of the eU in particular, pointing and asking the reasons for the military intervention.

Keywords: Libya, sovereignty, military intervention, responsibility to protect, globalisation, USA, EU