NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere.
A NATO air attack that killed at least twenty-four Pakistani soldiers along the Afghan border has further damaged a U.S.-Pakistan relationship that has lurched from crisis to crisis this year.
Is the National Transitional Council a legitimate, representative body? When will elections be held? Is the new Libya going to be run by Islamists? Certainly these are important issues. Just as important, however, is the Libyan economy and how to get Libyans back to work.
In what should be a think-outside-the-box moment, the sole lesson Washington seems capable of absorbing is that its failed policy is the only possible policy. Among other things, this means more "incidents," more "mistakes," more "accidents," more dead.
The killing of 24 Pakistan troops by NATO forces is just the latest disastrous chapter in U.S.-Pakistan relations. As affairs go from bad to catastrophic, it's not just the Taliban who will benefit, but also China.
News reports said NATO forces were involved in an anti-Taliban operation in the Khyber region of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border.
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.
The question remains whether the Arab League will make the call to attack Syria with Arab states' armies. Will NATO, with or without US forces jump on the wagon to vicariously defeat Iran by causing a regime change in Syria, Iran's ally in the region?
Obama's announcement to negotiate with the Haqqani network continues its sensible policy of engaging Pakistan to combat terrorism and rebuild Afghanistan. But the Pakistanis do not see things quite the same way.
Perhaps Syrians may be asking for the impossible from the West, but they deserve what is realistically possible and that is considerably more than what they are getting now.
The newest chapter in Libya's history begins today as NATO's military engagement in the North African country -- known as Operation Unified Protector -- comes to a formal conclusion.
What we've witnessed in Libya, in fact, could be a new model for collective security in which the United States no longer bears a disproportionate share of the risks and costs of intervention. Unfortunately, the new model probably isn't applicable to Syria.
While the post-Gaddafi state of Libya is only now beginning to take shape, the consequences of the fall of one of the world's most brutal dictators are being felt around the world.
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.
Libya's celebration will be fleeting unless the Transitional National Council can transform a popular anti-Gaddafi force into a "pro-Libya" force which marshals the goodwill of all Libyans, for all Libyans.
Two years ago, I contributed a piece, "Afghanistan: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham," to the Huffington Post. This week, I saw a news clip o...