Libya

الجماهيرية العربية الليبية الشعبية الإشتراكية العظمى

How Libya Saps American Power

Leslie Gelb, The Daily Beast

How Libya Helped NATO Get Its Groove Back

James Joyner, Foreign Policy

West Exacerbates Libya's Suffering

Doug Bandow, The National Interest

The Future of Libya Involves the West

Rajan Menon, Los Angeles Times

Forget Libya, Afghanistan Matters More

Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph

The failure of NATO and the U.S. to deal a swift blow against Gaddafi makes us look weak....(full article)

The case for the alliance is stronger than it has been since the collapse of the Soviet Union....(full article)

The tendency of public officials to misstate and mislead is well established. Put three national leaders together and the deceptions more than triple. At least, that is the lesso...(full article)

The fighting in Libya has reached a stalemate: Moammar Kadafi has proved far more resilient than his adversaries anticipated, and he has also exposed the limits...(full article)

Unlike Libya, which long ago ceased to support terrorism, al-Qaeda continues to thrive in the lawless region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Apart from stabilising Afghanistan, s...(full article)

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Most Recent Articles

Does Obama Not See the Tides of War Swell? - J. Diehl, Washington Post

“The tide of war is receding,” Barack Obama tirelessly insisted four years ago as he campaigned for reelection. Even then, the slogan seemed untethered from reality. No...

Will Libya Be Site of Obama's Next War? - Walter Mead, American Interest

The next president is going to inherit an even bigger Middle East mess from President Obama than President Obama inherited from President Bush....

Opening a New Front Against ISIS in Libya - New York Times

The Pentagon is ramping up intelligence-gathering in Libya as the Obama administration draws up plans to open a third front in the war against the Islamic State. This significant e...

A Terror State Builds Unopposed in Libya - Wall Street Journal

Islamic State is advancing with too little Western opposition....

World Must Wake to ISIS Threat in Libya - H. Felter, Conservative Home

Iraq, Syria and Libya will someday return to some kind of peace. What hope is there for their economies and their tourist industries if we continue to allow Daesh to smash up their...

How to Save Libya from the Islamic State - Mustafa Fetouri, Al-Monitor

The Islamic State is gaining ground in Libya, already having seized control of Sirte, an hour's flight from southern Europe....

Fighting for Libya's Energy Wealth - International Crisis Group

Since the Qadhafi regime fell in 2011, Libya has been beset by attacks on, labour strikes at and armed takeovers of oil and gas facilities, mostly by militias seeking rents from th...

Iraq, Syria, and Libya No Longer Exist - Azeem Ibrahim, Al Arabiya

It should not come as a surprise then that certain places we think of as countries at the moment no longer exist. In the media we refer to places like Syria, Iraq and Libya as &ldq...

Britain Needs Egypt's Sissi on Its Side - Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph

Taking action that harms the Egyptian economy could also be counterproductive to Mr Cameron’s plans for bringing stability to North Africa...

From Beirut to Benghazi - Kevin B. Sullivan, RealClearWorld

The 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, carried out by the Shiite militant group Hezbollah resulted in the deaths of 241 Americans, including 220 U.S. Marines. ...

Four Years After Gadhafi, Is Libya Better Off? - M. Fetouri, Al-Monitor

Libya drifts dangerously to the point of no return as Islamic militants terrorize civilians and two rival governments battle it out....

Another Gadhafi for Libya? - Frederic Wehrey, New York Times

BENGHAZI, Libya — In the crowded trauma room of a threadbare hospital, a procession of bedraggled soldiers files in, bearing a grim catalogue of wounds: shrapnel in the neck,...

Libya Peace Deal on Verge of Collapse - T. el-Ghobashy & H. Morajea, WSJ

CAIRO—United Nations-brokered peace talks aimed at reconciling Libya’s two rival governments teetered on the edge of collapse Monday, as the deadline for an accord pass...

Gadhafi's Fate Only Hardened Kim's Resolve - Doug Bandow, Japan Times

It never was likely that the North would yield up its nuclear weapons. But the Western alliance’s Libyan misadventure makes that prospect even less likely. The U.S. and Europe ma...

A Wall Along the Tunisia-Libya Border - Frederic Bobin, Worldcrunch

MEDENINE — Mounds of ocher-colored soil dot the horizon. The embankment, still loose, shows that the trench is fresh. We can't get too close as the place has been declared a ...

Refugee Death Scenes Are West's Moral Failure - B. Middleton, Al Arabiya

The exact death toll resulting from several families’ attempts to flee Syria and several other countries for Europe, on two boats, remains unknown. The latest reports indicate th...

Clinton's Unofficial Sources Sent Bad Info on Libya - J Rogin, Bloom-View

Only days before Muammar Qaddafi was killed in Libya, Hillary Clinton’s confidante Sidney Blumenthal wrote her a personal e-mail passing on erroneous intelligence that the Li...

The Oil Rally Might Be Over - Nick Cunningham, Oil Price

The oil markets could be about to enter another round of soft prices....

Libya's War Is a Greater Threat than ISIS - The National

Libya’s fractious factions have yet again rejected a proposal to end the conflict. After months of talks between the rival groups, the UN envoy Bernardino Leon on Monday pres...

ISIS Gains a Base in Libya - Morajea & Cunningham, WaPo

MISURATA, Libya — As the Islamic State scores new victories in Syria and Iraq, its affiliate in Libya is also on the offensive, consolidating control of Moammar Gaddafi&rsquo...

Absent Empire, Chaos Reigns in the Middle East - Robert D. Kaplan, FP

Imperialism may have fallen out of fashion, but history shows that the only other option is the kind of chaos we see today....

Libyan Chaos Will Thwart Europe's Migrant Plan - Joshua Keating, Slate

Migrants often serve as the unwitting alarm bells of global crisis. It took the appearance of hundreds of unaccompanied minors at the southern border to wake U.S. leaders up to the...

The Story Behind Benghazi - Terry Atlas, Bloomberg View

A report capping a two-year investigation by the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee was released in November. It repudiated “the swirl of rumors and unsupported alle...

How Libya Continues to Flummox Europe - Anne Applebaum, WaPo

Libya disintegrated into civil war — and disappeared from Europe’s political agenda altogether. The British prime minister, who actively supported the Libyan revolution...

The Misplaced Nostalgia for a Libyan Dictator - Rolla Khalaf, FT

Tragic loss of life at sea is no excuse for some to wish dictator was still in charge...

My Libyan Friend Didn't Have to Die - Ann Marlowe, Daily Beast

The corruption and incompetence of Libya’s “leaders” and the world community has spawned a massive migrant flow into the deadly Mediterranean—and killed my ...

Is Sectarianism a Cause of Conflict, or an Effect? - A. Philps, The National

To judge by media coverage, the conflicts in the Middle East are all sectarian – they are fights between competing religions or between sects within the same religion. While ...

America Embraces the 'Death to America' Set - Benny Avni, New York Post

The commander of Iran’s terrorist al-Quds force, Qasem Soleimani, was leading the charge Tuesday as Iraqi forces attacked ISIS in Tikrit with de facto US support. In other wo...

Saudis Look to Egypt to Counter ISIS, Iran - W.R. Mead, American Interest

Egypt might normally prefer to look almost exclusively westward, where the chaos in Libya both poses an explicit threat to its own security (radicals and weapons moving across the ...

Libya Needs Diplomacy, Not Bombs - The Guardian

  If the globe can be divided, as some analysts say, between the world of order and the world of disorder, then Libya certainly stands as a daunting example of the latter. The wor...

Could This Man Stabilize Libya? - The National

Although a controversial figure, Gen Haftar has gained some additional legitimacy this week. Libya’s internationally recognised parliament – based in the eastern city o...

Did Egypt Take ISIS's Bait? - Steve Negus, Slate

n Monday, Egypt carried out its first large-scale military operation in years, targeting an ISIS training camp in eastern Libya to avenge the group’s murder of 21 Egyptian Ch...

Egypt's Crisis Across the Border - New York Times

Egyptian armed forces on Monday carried out a predawn airstrike in Libya in response to the beheading of as many as 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State, the extremis...

Libya Demands Swift Action - Independent

The beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts has refocus the West's attention on the anarchy taking place in the North African nation....

ISIS Turns Its Eyes Toward Libya - Adam Taylor, Washington Post

For almost all of its existence, the Islamic State has focused on a spectacular yet singular goal: The creation of a new Islamic caliphate centered around Syria and Iraq. ...

The Great Unraveling of Libya - Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker

In a failing state, an anti-Islamist general mounts a divisive campaign....

Libya's Extremist Capital - Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

The Egyptian military conducted a series of airstrikes Monday on the Libyan coastal city of Darna, where jihadists affiliated with the Islamic State hold sway. The attacks were in ...

Italy Fears an ISIS Invasion - Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast

As ISIS makes inroads into Libya, officials in Rome are panicking about an Islamic State just across the sea—but have no idea how to combat the crisis....

Libya Needs the World's Help Against ISIS - The National

For all the slickness of the videos produced by ISIL militants, the strategy behind their public relations has often been foolish. Even from the warped perspective of the group, it...

Libya Could Become the Mediterranean's Somalia - I. Black, The Guardian

Government advisor warns violent chaos in Libya will spread across Europe and Britain if left unchecked....

ISIS Barbarism on Mediterranean Shores - The Scotsman

This latest atrocity brings Islamic State to the southern shores of the Mediterranean, close enough to Italy to make it a real threat. Just in case that was not obvious enough, IS ...

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion from Libya - Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast

Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “w...

The Islamic State's Appeal in Libya - Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

The expansion of Islamic State’s franchise into parts of Libya is horrifying, as the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic laborers shows. It’s also frightening for a differ...

Obama's Five Mideast Blunders - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on Middle Eastern gas and oil imports, which in turn gave American diplomats a measure of immunity from petro-blackmail, and the...

Egypt Unites Against ISIS - Michael Totten, World Affairs Journal

The Libyan branch of ISIS massacred 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend. A knife-wielding executioner frog-marched the bound and blind-folded captives to a beach in front of a...

The Battle for Libya's Oil - Frederic Wehrey, The Atlantic

The first artillery rounds landed just as the setting sun threw shadows on this barren stretch of coast. Atop an earthen observation berm, a young fighter in an oversize flak ves...

The Toxic Terror Brew: Land, Money and a Story - John McLaughlin, Ozy

Today’s terrorism is far from what it looked like just 14 years ago in the wake of 9/11. It’s dangerous and powerful in new ways, and will prove seductive for much of the world...

Libya's Growing ISIS Threat - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

The U.S. war against Islamic State has not yet extended to Libya. But the terror group is rapidly expanding its presence and activities there, and the embattled government is askin...

The Baggage of Benghazi - Washington Times

What did Hillary know, and when did she know it?...

The Fallout of a Failed Intervention in Libya - Con Coughlin, Telegraph

For a while, David Cameron's successful intervention in Libya was a dream come true. Now, with Islamist militias running riot, it might well become his nightmare....

UN Approves Air Strikes in Libya

A pro-Qaddafi crowd stormed a news conference given by Libya's deputy foreign minister at a hotel in Tripoli early Friday. The United Nations Security Council voted Thursday to aut...

Gaddafi Planes Bomb Rebel City

Libyan students attend a pro-Gadhafi rally organized in the parking lot of the Rixos hotel where the foreign press is staying in Tripoli, Libya, Monday March 14, 2011. Teachers ...

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