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3 Lessons We Must Learn From Libya
Fellow at Defense Priorities
In the run-up to war, NATO allies failed to adequately understand the situation on the ground.
What We Know About ISIS In Libya
Here's where the group stands in the country.
Should Hillary Clinton Be Blamed For Libya's Mess? The Short Answer: Not for All of It
Daniel R. DePetris
National security guy, based in New York City.
As in all matters of war and peace, the buck stops at the president's desk: it wasn't Hillary, but Barack Obama who ultimately gave the orders.
Was The 2011 Libya Intervention A Mistake?
Obama Reveals His Biggest Foreign Policy Mistake
Sitting down on Friday with The New York Times, the president said that while America's intervention in Libya was ultimately
The Curious Case of How Libya Became an Election Issue
Blogger at MythicAmerica.us
Who lost Libya? Indeed, who lost the entire Middle East? Those are the questions lurking behind the endless stream of headlines about "Benghazi-gate." Here's the question we should really ask, though.
Libya and the West's Human Rights Hypocrisy
Human & Labor Rights Lawyer, Adjunct Professor of Internationa...
While the West, and especially the United States, justified its aerial bombardment of Libya last year on the pretense of saving civilians from a possible attack by Gaddafi forces, the West is silent about the real and ongoing attack of the new Libyan regime upon the town of Bani Walid.
Bernard-Henri Levy Urges Intervention in Syria: His Role in Libya as Example
Associate Professor of Cinema and Theater in Paris
Before meeting with philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, famed for the last 30 years as the most flamboyant "public intellectual" of France, I had just seen his new documentary -- about himself, and Libya, and himself --
The Oath of Tobruk
Barack Obama -- Atrocity Preventer
Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Pr...
Beyond Syria, Obama's Atrocities Prevention Board needs to transcend rhetoric and U.N. vetoes in favour of meaningful multilateral engagement.
Mali: the Catastrophic Consequence of Humanitarian Intervention in Libya
Jean G. Tompihé
Founder, Ivorian Presidential Debate Commission
On April 6, 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, led by Tuareg rebels, declared the independence of North Mali. This declaration of independence is directly linked to the false promise of humanitarian intervention in Libya.
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Libya: What the Intervention Has Wrought
Anne and Bernard Spitzer Professor of International Relations,...
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.
Syria's Deepening Crisis
Deputy Editor, Council on Foreign Relations
Even as Russia and China face growing criticism, there is no consensus among analysts on the question of intervention in Syria.
WATCH: Al Jazeera Examines Obama's Choices In The 'New Middle East'
Libya Policy Is a Slippery Slope
Sen. Tom Udall
If our military is to be involved in an escalation in Libya, then Congress must exercise its Constitutional authority and approve or disapprove of the President's proposal.
Barney Frank Blasts Obama For Being '9-1-1 For The World' In Libya (VIDEO)
"We have got to stop subsidizing the rest of the world," he said on the House floor (see video below). "Particularly now
House Rebukes Obama Administration On Libya Intervention
WASHINGTON -- The House rebuked President Obama's decision to intervene in Libya in March without consent from Congress, voting
House Republicans Demand Rationale For Intervention In Libya
Still, House Republicans said that the GOP should not be seen as aiding the White House by suppressing the Kucinich resolution
Al-Obedi's Tripoli Surprise and the Packaging of Libya's Future
Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School, Dir...
Mubarak and young Gaddafi were speaking as players in an episode set by key actors, international and domestic, who had the expectation that their wishes would be fulfilled.
The Libya Intervention: 'Dying the Truth Along'
William F. Schulz
President and CEO, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Gaddafi has suffered grievous blows, to his military, to his prestige and to the aura of respectability he had worked so hard to polish. That sends a clear signal to others to think twice before following his path.
No-Drama Obama Is Also No-Doctrine Obama
Director, Foreign Policy In Focus and Editor, LobeLog; Author ...
When it comes to Barack Obama, political zoologists remain undecided whether he is a new kind of political animal and if his foreign policy represents a unique departure from the same old, same old.
Libya and the Law of Unintended Consequences
Columnist, Foreign Policy In Focus
War always has consequences, although not all of them are initially obvious. In war, as Carl von Clausewitz noted, the only thing you can determine is who fires the first shot. After that it is all fog and plans gone awry.
The Perils of Libyan Nation Building
Deputy Editor, Council on Foreign Relations
Given the lack of civil society and any effective national institutions in the country, a post-Gaddafi Libya will face enormous governance challenges.
Does The U.S. Have A Responsibility To Protect The Libyan People?
Monica Duffy Toft
Professor of Government and Public Policy, Oxford
Before any state resorts to the use of force, it needs to answer a series of pragmatic and ethical questions. In the case of Libya, these have been posed and answered on humanitarian grounds.
Libyan Rebels Retreat From Oil Port Under Attack
Is Libya A Just War?
Frank G. Kirkpatrick
Author, 'The Episcopal Church in Crisis: How Sex, the Bible an...
President Obama is calling our involvement in Libya an intervention, not a war, and appealing to a loosely defined but historically influential theory known as just war.
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