Regions / Libya
However irrational, Gaddafi was capable of both prescience and irony regarding his region's politics.
We should not repeat the mistake of Iraq. The United States -- or Europe -- should not send troops to Libya except as part of a UN peacekeeping mission.
He's odd, unpredictable, and dictatorial. So, what can Muammar el-Gaddafi teach us about peace?
A press conference in Libya on human rights? It's only one of the astonishing changes happening in the country.
Even in the midst of war and international isolation, the capital of Sudan is booming.
The United States and Libya are on the verge of having a normal relationship.
Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.
The recent announcement by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the United States will open an embassy in Libya was welcome news all around. Long overdue, the restoration of full diplomatic relations is a win-win situation for both Libya and the United States, as well as for other states in and out of the Middle East. The U.S. decision also marks a significant shift in the foreign policy of the Bush administration, a change most observers have overlooked.
Under Qaddafis rule, Libya has made impressive gains in health care, education, housing, womens rights, and basic social services.
The Japanese weekly magazine Aera questioned whether Kim Jong Il would follow the cooperative path of Moammar Gadhafi, or continue along the confrontational, and ultimately self-destructive, path that Saddam Hussein trod.