A visitor to Libya now, be it to Benghazi or Tripoli, cannot help but make some comparisons between the Libyan revolution and the Palestinian Intifada.
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.
Over the years, David made numerous attempts to reconnect Jewish exiles with their native land. Initial promises for cooperation during the Gaddafi era led to a perilous arrest.
Will Gaddafi's rule be replaced by democracy, by Islamic theocracy or by tribal rivalry? Can Libya remain a united country?
The same impulse that drew 16th-century explorers into uncharted oceans may compel today's intrepid travelers to ignore State Department travel warnings.
Bodies Found in Burned Warehouse (Tripoli) – Members of the Khamis Brigade, a powerful Gaddafi military force run by Muammar Gaddafi’s so...
Leaderless democratic revolutions are historically unsuccessful. Hopefully, a post-Gaddafi Libya will emerge as an exception to this rule.
There is a crucial point that most of this analysis has missed. How and why did the experts, Obama's military advisors and the media get this story so wrong at almost every step of the way?
After six months of intense fighting, it seems as though the regime of Moammar Gaddafi is coming to an end. As I witnessed the pure joy on the faces of those celebrating, I was reminded of those I met during my own recent visit to the region.
On my eighth and most recent trip to Tunisia, two months ago, I was fortunate to meet Libyan families who had fled the violence in their country. The men belonged to the Libyan resistance, and they were making daily runs back into their country with medicine. But it was the women I met who left the biggest impression on me.
As the Administration indulges itself with wars in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States has massive economic problems at home. The American people get myths, rhetoric and unemployment, while war profiteers get the gold.
Crowds, linked by clouds, are wielding new mobile devices to communicate different types of information across different types of network. The commercial implications are transformative. The political ramifications are revolutionary.
Given the hierarchical authoritarianism of the Gaddafi government I hope that the NTC will consider working with the civil servants who only worked for his repressive regime because there was no other option.
Renesys is still piecing together the data that can confirm or deny much of what was reported through the course of the day Sunday in Libya, but one thing is clear: something very strange was going on with Tripoli residents' Internet access.
Once Muammar Gaddafi and whatever remnants of his regime are routed from his bunker, what will the coming weeks and months mean for Libya? Let me venture several predictions.
Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.