January 25, 2012

Libyan Government Faces Growing Frustration

Alice Fordham, Washington Post

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As Libya's interim government struggles to bring security, stability and democracy to the country, a burgeoning protest movement is rocking the fragile nation, venting grudges and challenging the legitimacy of the ruling authorities.

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January 23, 2012
Syria Looks More Like Libya Every Day
Rami Khouri, The Guardian
Libya saw a phased process of opposition organisation before international intervention. Syria seems to be following its lead. more ››
January 24, 2012
The Failure of the Arab Spring
Martin Peretz, The New Republic
A year has passed since liberal America and the liberal opinion class, in particular, went ecstatic over the Arab debut into the modern world. I know that my standing in that class is suspect. So, being a bit flummoxed myself... more ››
January 22, 2012
Libyans Storm Gov't HQ in Benghazi
Mohammad Al Tommy, Reuters
People in Benghazi, birthplace of the revolt which forced out former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, have been protesting for weeks to demand the sacking of Gaddafi-era officials and more transparency about how the NTC is... more ››
January 20, 2012
Arab Troops in Syria? Probably a Bad Idea
Michael Young, The National
A look at previous Arab military actions does not encourage the idea that armed intervention in Syria would go smoothly. more ››
January 18, 2012
The 'Arab Spring' as Winter Descends
Mitchell Belfer, National Review
The movement had many causes, and democracy is not the only solution. more ››