Before meeting with philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, famed for the last 30 years as the most flamboyant "public intellectual" of France, I had just seen his new documentary -- about himself, and Libya, and himself -- The Oath of Tobruk.
we should look at the overthrow of Gaddafi as a beginning, not an end, to one of the most promising political transitions since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Libyans are building a democratic society from the ground up, and that requires the world's engagement.
On April 6, 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, led by Tuareg rebels, declared the independence of North Mali. This declaration of independence is directly linked to the false promise of humanitarian intervention in Libya.
We give you the definitive retrospective of the most significant year in recent memory, 12 powerful months marked by fighting for freedom, protesting inequality, watching in awe the fury of nature and wincing at sex and abuse scandals.
The arms trade stretches across a continuum of legality and ethics from the official, or formal trade, to the grey and black markets, what I refer to as "the shadow world." In practice, the boundaries between the three markets are fuzzy.
Maher's latest comments on Gaddafi's violent capture merit reaction. Whatever abuses take place in the midst of armed conflict tell us less about the culture of the perpetrators and more about the culture of war.