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Libya War

Should NATO Be Handling World Security?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

There are real international security problems, and some entity should certainly be addressing them. But is NATO the proper entity?

Libya: What the Intervention Has Wrought

Rajan Menon | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Rajan Menon

Neoconservatives, liberal internationalists, and "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) advocates were, all in separate ways, pleased to see their programs enacted. Yet none of the above parties will suffer the consequences of what they enabled, from afar, in Libya.

NATO's Secrecy Stance

New York Times | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home

SOMETIME late last Aug. 8, NATO warplanes flying from Europe arrived over the Libyan farming village of Majer, where forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Q...

Syria: Russia-West Argue It Out; Damascus Waits It Out

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Western nations in the U.N. Security Council have two choices on Syria: soften the wording on their resolution that asks the Syrian president to delegate his "full authority" to his deputy or face a Russian-Chinese veto.

Remember How Insane The World Was In 2011?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit seller, set himself on fire toward the end of December 2010, he did so out of economic despair and outra...

Libyan Rebel Leader Mahmoud Jabril Outlines His Vision for Libya, Warns Syria Against Not Listening to Its People

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Sigurd Neubauer

In our conversation, the National Transitional Council leader warned that Qatar's "interference" could tip the political balance in Libya as the country has no culture of political dialogue, due to Gaddafi's absolute dictatorship.

NATO Ends Libya Mission

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO's triumphant, 7-month air campaign against Libya ended Monday, setting the country on the path to a democratic transition less...

NATO's Libya Campaign Ends At Midnight

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

At midnight in Libya, NATO will officially end its seven-month-long campaign supporting the Libyan fighters who overthrew the regime of Muammar Gaddaf...

Clinton Credited With Key Role In Libya Successes

The Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

TRIPOLI, Libya — At 5:45 p.m. on March 19, three hours before the official start of the air campaign over Libya, four French Rafale jet fighters str...

Stunning Photos From The War In Libya

Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

With the fall of Sirte and the death of Muammar Gaddafi, months of brutal war in Libya appear to be drawing to a close. Libyan leaders are expected to...

Fear is Finite, Hope is Infinite

Shervin Pishevar | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home
Shervin Pishevar

Yesterday, history was made in Libya and Libya is free after decades of brutal dictatorship. I was in Tripoli and Benghazi only 2 weeks ago visiting some of the bravest young people I have ever met.

Sic Semper Tyrannis (But Now Comes the Hard Part)

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Benjamin R. Barber

Gaddafi is gone, but the hard journey to democracy has scarcely begun. It will require in Libya that 140 tribes be reconciled, that the 300-year-old quarrel of East and West, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, be put aside.

Score Obama's Proxy War a Clear Win

Ward Carroll | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Ward Carroll

Add Odyssey Dawn to Obama's military wins along with the end of the Iraq War and the bin Laden raid. He didn't ask for permission in any of those cases, and he didn't shrink in the face of the risk along the way. In the end he just got it done.

Obama Says It Will Take Time To Build A New Libya

Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

One day before the opening of the annual U.N. General Assembly debate, world leaders gathered in New York for a high-level meeting to discuss the futu...

PHOTOS: Thousands Celebrate In Libya's Martyrs' Square

Posted 11.13.2011 | Home

Celebrations rocked Tripoli's Martyrs' Square on Tuesday, as the chief of Libya's revolutionary council addressed thousands gathered in the capital. "...

Libyan Leader Calls For Democratic State With Strong Civic Institutions

Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The chief of Libya's revolutionary movement told thousands of cheering Libyans in Tripoli Monday to strive for a civil, democr...

International Criminal Court Asked Interpol To Help Track Gaddafi

Posted 11.08.2011 | Home

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court prosecutor is seeking Interpol's help in arresting fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar G...

Libya, The Colonel's Yoke Lifted

Middle East Research And Information Project (MERIP) | Nicolas Pelham | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home

Half an hour's drive east of Tripoli, a solitary interim government soldier peers through binoculars, scouring Col. Muammar Qaddafi's hunting ranch --...

Getting to Know the Opposition

Manal Omar | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home
Manal Omar

With the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya has a whole new political spectrum that covers a formal transitional government to remnants of the monarchy. Each will play some telling role over the next few months.

Syria: A 75-Year-Old Smoker Who Refuses to Quit

Sami Moubayed | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Sami Moubayed

Syria is like a 75-year-old who just survived a heart attack, and still smokes 30 cigarettes a day. A person who does that usually ends up dead.

America and the Fourth Realignment: A Policy for the New Middle East

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home
Nathan Gonzalez

The year 2011 represents the first time since the birth of the modern Middle East that Western powers are collectively standing with the bulk of Arab public opinion.

Piles Of Bodies Found In Tripoli Hospital

Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Dozens of decomposing bodies were piled up Friday in an abandoned hospital in Tripoli, a grim testament to the chaos roiling th...

Saki Knafo

Gaddafi And The Pursuit Of International Justice | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

When Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, announced on Monday morning that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had ...

Journalists Freed From Libya Hotel

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

After a harrowing five days of confinement, scores of journalists have been freed from a Libya hotel. CNN's Matthew Chance, one of the freed journa...

'Desperate Situation' For Journalists Trapped In Libya Hotel

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

UPDATE: All the journalists in the hotel were freed on Wednesday. Click here for more details. ORIGINAL STORY: Journalists trapped inside a Libyan ...