The impact of the social media on the Arab Spring has been wildly exaggerated. A week or so ago we witnessed the world's first YouTube lynching of a u...
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."
To pray for peace is not to seek a healing that is contrary to our deepest instinct. It is rather, as Mahatma Gandhi said, to get in touch with "the intense longings of the human heart."
Not only Libyans have watched, over and over, that short video of Gaddafi's last moments. In Havana's Plaza of the Revolution, for example, the fall of this important ally in North Africa has no doubt generated worry and uncertainty, but also great fear.
So the president had a pretty good week last week, what with ending the war in Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi being all dead and stuff. Here's actual audio of Obama's weekend address to the nation, with animation and annotation.
Politicians are chronically myopic and generally ill-educated. Whenever they claim victory abroad, skepticism is justified. The latest case of Libya is no different.
The time has come to think boldly of a brand new course that will help the Arab World extract itself from the malaise it has found itself in since the end of the Second World War.
The UN -- the supreme arbiter of international legality -- had not requested the execution of Gaddafi. Humanity cannot forget that the only alternative to civilization by the rule of law, is barbarity.
Well, that's how Reuters spelled it. Or it could be one Gadafi (the Guardian), Quaddafi (CBS), Qaddafi (WaPo, NY Times), Qadafi (Malaysian Sun), Gadha...
The full effects of regime changes in Libya and Iraq won't be clear for years. If new dictators emerge, or terrorism gets a boost, today's victories may seem ephemeral, if not illusory, in the light of history.
While we have the illusion of choice in our politics, the only real consistency in policy-making is Washington's commitment to war and oil, and increasingly often, war for oil.
Ironically, the end of the war in Iraq was announced the day after the campaign in Libya ended. Iraq and Libya epitomize two radically different approaches for dealing with terrorism: massive intervention and targeted strikes.
"What's going on, what's happening," a wounded, dazed Muammar Gaddafi reportedly asked just before he was murdered in Sirte, Libya. The "Brother Lea...
Rarely in the field of peaceful protest has one municipality done so little to object to the presence of murderers in its midst like the city of Englewood, New Jersey, over the past two years.
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.