Regions / Libya
French President Nicholas Sarkozy is alleged to have maintained backdoor ties to the Libyan government from 2005 to 2011.
Libya's militias obstruct the National Transitional Council's attempts to establish a secure state.
Under pressure from a potential secessionist movement in the east, Libya must tread carefully to avoid becoming another Somalia.
The Qadhafi family's money is being confiscated by the new Libyan government and frozen by other states.
Conventional wisdom holds that NATO bombing saved countless lives.
Libya's rampant acts of racism against dark-skinned Libyan civilians must be brought to the attention of the international community, who must address the problem and hold Libya accountable.
Libya is not a convincing precedent for intervening in Syria by arming opposition groups.
The immediate future of Libya will be determined overwhelmingly by the Libyan people themselves. Critics of NATO's intervention in Libya should explain whether this outcome is unacceptable to them, and if so, why.
The NATO intervention in Libya is likely to produce a more militarized and insecure world, and this will be its most enduring legacy.
Given the history of Western support for corrupt secular governments, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise--nor should it be cause for concern.