Regions / Libya
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.
The Obama administration refuses to make military aid to Egypt contingent upon the degree to which it embraces democracy.
R2P was used, in part, to justify regime change in Libya.
After decades of government malfeasance, Libya needs new political structures, a strong civil society, and an equitable economy.
North Korea believes that by giving up its nuclear arms, Libya fatally compromised its national security.
A sigh of relief undoubtedly went up in transatlantic capitals when Gaddafi was killed.
Tyrants come to diverse endings.