Posts Tagged: Libya
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 is not a convincing precedent for intervening in Syria by arming opposition groups.
When we focus our analysis on personalities like Assad in Syria or Kim Jong Un in North Korea, we succumb to our own personality cult.
In this strategic dialogue, Michael Berube and David Gibbs reply to each other's initial essays on the legacy of the NATO intervention in Libya.
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.