Gaddafi and the Tuareg, the "Lords of the desert" | openDemocracy | Coveting Freedom |

What is the basis of the Tuareg-Gaddafi alliance that is playing itself out in the end-game in Libya? And to what extent is our understanding coloured by how we like to think of this tribe of the Sahara, or perhaps how they have been used in other peoples’ narratives – including our own?