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Lessons from Libya: How Not to Intervene

BOTTOM LINES • The Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong. Libya’s 2011 uprising was never peaceful, but instead was armed and violent from the start. Muammar al-Qaddafi did not target civilians or resort to indiscriminate force. Although inspired by humanitarian impulse, NATO’s intervention did not aim mainly to protect civilians, but rather …

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September 2013 Monthly Forecast – Libya

In September, the Security Council expects to be briefed by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), followed by consultations. The Council will also likely receive the periodic briefing by the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador …

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Enhancing security in Libya: Germany helps destroy chemical weapons

Two years after the political turmoil in Libya, there are still many dangerous weapons in the country – a legacy of the Gaddafi regime posing a risk to the entire region. So the German Government is now intensifying its commitment to eliminating weapons and munitions in Libya.

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Opinion: Libyan-Tunisian Relations — people-to-people relationships versus state-planned solidarity

Last month, when General National Congress President Mohamed Magarief announced that Libya had granted Tunisia a “development aid package” worth 200 million Tunisian dinars to be used to cover Tunisia’s deficit, I was struck by the wide gap between the positions of my Libyan friends on this issue. Some of …

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Libya Attack Brings Challenges for U.S.

CAIRO — Islamist militants armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a lightly defended United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, late Tuesday, killing the American ambassador and three members of his staff and raising questions about the radicalization of countries swept up in the Arab Spring.

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