Libya’s Role in the Polarized Sunni World

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by Giorgio Cafiero and Elaine Miao  When NATO launched Operation Unified Protector against the Libyan regime in 2011, the alliance received support from its own member Turkey, as well as two Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf: Qatar and the… Continue Reading  

Libya is in Deep Trouble: US Must Make its Move

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by Wayne White Former General Khalifa Haftar’s (or Hiftar’s) eastern-based military challenge against parliamentary Islamists and armed Muslim extremists continues to spark more violence. Meanwhile, government authority in the capital of Tripoli has practically disintegrated with two rival prime ministers… Continue Reading  

Syria: Grim Realities and Short Memories

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by Wayne White The remorseless death toll and Assad regime gains in Syria have generated intense criticism in Washington of US policy toward the country. Other observers have also taken up this meme, often claiming the regime would have fallen… Continue Reading  

Time For Greater International Focus on Libya

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by Wayne White Instability and danger drove the international community to leave Libya to its own devices back in 2012, but Libya’s internal woes have only worsened. NATO and its regional allies hoped spillover from Libyan strife could be kept to… Continue Reading  

Libya’s Deepening Post-War Agonies

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by Wayne White An ominous deterioration in the situation in Libya recently has been overshadowed by media stories about the Oct. 27 “60 Minutes” report on the Benghazi tragedy featuring a witness now known to have given conflicting evidence to… Continue Reading