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Moammar Gaddafi

Benghazi Blues: Political and Media Non-Seriousness on Dramatic Display

William Bradley | Posted 10.24.2016 | Media
William Bradley

What a great dozen-day stretch Hillary Clinton has just had. First a very impressive performance in the first Democratic presidential debate. Followed...

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

Ah, About Those Special Ops Raids ...

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William Bradley

Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.

Obama's Sudden Syria Crisis, With Putin Solution: What the Heck Was That?

William Bradley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that Putin is as much messing with Obama with this New York Times piece as he is trying to sell himself to the American public. Putin showed he knows how to reach the American people. But how believable is he?

Assad Betrayed Gaddafi To Save Himself | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

French spies operating in Sirte, Gaddafi's last refuge, were able to set a trap for the Libyan dictator after obtaining his satellite telephone number...

How Romney Should Have Attacked Obama: Anatomy of a Geopolitical Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Romney missed a big opportunity last week when he so foolishly and shallowly attacked President Barack Obama after the attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt.

New Footage Purports To Show Gaddafi Shortly After Death

Posted 07.18.2012 | World

A YouTube upload purporting to show new footage from after Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi's violent death last October has surfaced, allegedly provi...

Life Without Gaddafi

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

By Ali Shuaib MISALATA, Libya, July 9 (Reuters) - Ali Shuaib is a Libyan news reporter who has worked for Reuters in Tripoli since 200...

Libya Braces For First Election

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi TRIPOLI, July 5 (Reuters) - In a small hotel in central Tripoli, about 50 first-time political candidates from ac...

Gaddafi's Mansion: An "Arab Spring" Example of Asset Recovery

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 03.30.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

The British judgment is the first major successful recovery of what is estimated to be billions in personal assets the Gaddafis and their associates allegedly obtained during regime's nearly forty-year reign.

PHOTOS: The Dictator Yearbook

Posted 02.14.2012 | World

On the first anniversary of the ouster of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak and less than a year after the likes of Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong ...

WATCH: Libya's Graffiti Revolution

Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

Following Colonel Gaddafi's fall from power, Libya experienced a revolution not only in politics but in imagery as well. Gaddafi and his regime' depic...

Christina Wilkie

Lemieux Backed Candidate With Gaddafi Ties | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. George Lemieux (R-Fla.) hosted a fundraiser this spring for a terrorism expert seeking a $10 million contract with Col. Muam...

City Councilman Eulogizes Gaddafi As 'Our Brother', 'Freedom Fighter'

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

They gathered at Sistas’ Place, a jazz and blues restaurant on Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant to remember Muammar el-Qaddafi. They spoke o...

Moammar Gaddafi's Death May Bring Tribal Warfare Before Democracy

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Do we celebrate the death of a despot or should we set aside our joy to consider that Gaddafi's enemies violated the basic tenets of Islam to kill him?

Condoleezza Rice Talks 'Eerie' Moments With Gaddafi

Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos for a recent interview and described a "really strange" meeti...

The Death Of Gaddafi and the Reagan Legacy

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

Like famed UCLA basketball coach John Wooden liked to say, more can be learned from a victory than a loss. With the death of Gaddafi, it is time for a serious evaluation of the successes and failures of the U.S. approach to handling "the mad dog of the middle east."

Gaddafi is Dead - A Culture of Needless Violence

Judith Barr | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
Judith Barr

Moammar Gaddafi is dead. He was captured and some say executed. His country was deeply affected by the violence he created. But now . . . there is a c...

The 8 Funniest Gaddafi Send-Ups

Matt Wilstein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

Now that Gaddafi's gone, here's a look back at some of the ways the dictator punctuated comedy over the years.

Hillary Clinton's Surprise Reaction To Gaddafi News

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared surprised Thursday upon receiving "unconfirmed" reports of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's capture....

PHOTOS: Celebrations Erupt After Gaddafi's Death

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Celebrations have erupted in Libya and neighboring nations as news broke of the reported capture and death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in ...

Libyan Woman Spy Leads NATO To Gaddafi Targets

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

Codename: Nomidia. Occupation: Spy. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, a 24-year-old Libyan female engineer recounts how she led NATO forces ...

The Man Behind The Dictator

Toluca Lake, CA Patch | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

Gaddafi was only 27 years old when he overthrew the monarchy of Libya, and my father knew him back when he was just a young officer in the Libyan Air ...

The Search for Gaddafi's Assets: How Libya and the Arab Spring Have Renewed the Global Fight Against Corruption

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 09.08.2011 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

In many ways, what happens next in Libya's asset recovery efforts may be monitored, critiqued and studied by governments, scholars, activists, and dictators alike.