Although the West has appeared largely as a surprised bystander to much of what has been happening in the Middle East that does not mean it cannot expect to reconfigure its policies towards it once the dust has settled
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has waded into an already complicated situation with an offer to form a "committee of peace" to mediate between Colonel Gaddafi and the rebels.
On the streets of liberated Benghazi people say no to McCain, Lieberman and any U.S. intervention.
Despite our distance, we can clearly feel the vibrations from uprisings on the other side of the world. They have once again exposed our country's Achilles heel -- an addiction to foreign oil.
No matter what shadow lobbyists try to portray, or how often they try to fly under the radar, they are, indeed, lobbyists, whether for their own ideological cause or simple financial interest. They need to be held to account.
Despite moving quickly to impose punitive measures, diplomats say that the only way reluctant UN Security Council members might agree to military action in Libya is if the Arab League approves.
Just who are the Libyans placing their lives on the line to take Tripoli and establish a post-Gaddafi regime in Libya? If the U.S. and its allies are going to pour economic aid and military support into their hands, in the best of all worlds it would be wise to know just who is on the receiving end. Right now, there is no simple answer. And given the chaos inside Libya and the see-saw nature of the struggle taking place between pro- and anti-Gaddafi forces, the revolution has not had much time to ponder the question.
The proof is all over the news. If I said it once, I'll say it again: We have the power to change everything. In the Middle East, where an individual...
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In 1981 Monsour Kikhia sent a ripple through the United Nations by resigning from his posts as both the Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations and as the Foreign Minister of Lybia.
While the decision to refer the Libyan matter to ICC Prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo was supported by many senior officials in the United States and abroad, former Bush administration Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton denounced it.
Suddenly, it is the young activists of Tahrir who are the example for the world, while the great powers seem mired in old thinking and outdated systems.
Obama's inexplicable silence in the face of the public murder of peaceful political protestors is in sharp contrast to the soaring and fearless oratory of Martin Luther King when he spoke of Bull Connor
Leaked Monitor Group memos outline a strategy that is based on the need to influence both government officials in relation to U.S. policy and public opinion in regards to the Government of Libya and its leaders.
The past few weeks saw a barrage of previously ludicrous headlines: "Constitutional Amendments Finalized in Egypt" "Yemen's President Agrees to Term...