May 22, 2014

NATO Has Completely Botched It in Africa

Seumas Milne, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The dire consequences of the west's intervention are being felt today in Tripoli and across Africa, from Mali to Nigeria

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May 19, 2014
Russia's 21st Century Began in 1991
Richard Lourie, Moscow Times
The process that had begun with the real beginning of the 21st century in December 1991 had now come full circle. A Russia humiliated by the Soviet failure and by the triumphalism of the West was now back with a vengeance. With... more ››
May 19, 2014
How NATO Became So Toothless
Der Spiegel
If Russia were to engage in military aggression in the Baltics, NATO would be unable to defend the region using conventional means. An internal report highlights weaknesses in the alliance. more ››
May 21, 2014
Learn from the Libyan Disaster
Gulf News
Let the Libya experience be a lesson for other such conflicts in the region. Arming a civilian population without a concrete plan for disarmament is a recipe for a protracted conflict that has no end in sight. more ››
May 22, 2014
Don't Let the Islamists Win in Libya
Benny Avni, New York Post
Three years after the US military helped oust the oppressive Khadafy regime at the height of the “spring,” few in the region are crying out for liberal democracy more ››
May 16, 2014
Libya: Failure Disguised as Success
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, National Post
In sum, NATO’s intervention appears to have been a strategic mistake. The situation that NATO’s intervention left behind in Libya has cost further lives in Mali, Egypt, Algeria and possibly Tunisia. As to our desire... more ››