Regions / Libya
There's no way for a dictator to bow out gracefully.
One legacy of attacking Libya is 20,000 surface-to-air missiles gone missing.
Libya's Transitional Council and Italy are likely to become fast friends because of oil.
How did a right-wing thinktank devise U.S. policy toward Africa?
How does the principle of "first do no harm" come up against the problem of ruthless leaders?
As with Saddam Hussein and his regime in Iraq, states may conclude that the fate of Qaddafi was sealed the day he gave up nuclear weapons.
Libyan rebel forces have been rounding up black Libyans and sub-Saharan African migrant workers, accusing them of serving as "mercenaries" for Gaddafi.
Giving up nuclear weapons paved the way for Libya's access to new technology, including surveillance programs.
After 42 years of Muammar el-Qaddafi, it is now long overdue for the Libyan people to determine their own destiny.
Humanitarian intervention in Libya and elsewhere has led to an intensification of human rights violations, the erosion of the UN's authority, and the expansion of the reach of great powers.