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TIME: The Agents of Outrage

Author: Bobby Ghosh

In the wake of the deadly attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya, Bobby Ghosh writes that the newly-formed democratic governments which replaced long-standing dictatorships, as a result of the Arab Spring, has contributed to greater instability and a more chaotic and unstable Middle East.

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NYRB: Is Libya Cracking Up?

Author: Nicolas Pelham

Muammar Qaddafi's was overthrown more than eight months ago, but now violence in the south of the country is even worse than it was during the struggle to oust him, writes Nicolas Pelham. Although last October Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the National Transitional Council chariman, declared an end to the civil war, Libyans are still being killed and injured every day, and tens of thousands are being displaced in ethnic feuding.

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NYT: NATO Sees Flaws in Air Campaign Against Qaddafi

Author: Eric Schmitt

In a post-conflict analysis of the air strike campaign in Libya, NATO finds numerous flaws in its system impairing its efficiency, including over-reliance on the United States, faulty coordination, and numerous civilian casualties, reports the New York Times.

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Libya: A Multilateral Constitutional Moment?

Author: Catherine Powell
Social Science Research Network

The Libya intervention of 2011 marked the first time that the UN Security Council invoked the "responsibility to protect" principle (RtoP) to authorize use of force by UN member states. In this comment the author argues that the Security Council's invocation of RtoP in the midst of the Libyan crisis significantly deepens the broader, ongoing transformation in the international law system's approach to sovereignty and civilian protection.

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The Synthesis of Law and Politics and the Evolution of International Justice

Speakers: John B. Bellinger III and David J. Scheffer
Presider: Jeffrey Toobin

Ambassador David Scheffer and former State Department legal adviser John Bellinger discuss how international justice over the last two decades has affected international politics, including the U.S. role in assisting local war crimes prosecutions in Libya and elsewhere.

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Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn: A Model for Joint Experience, Training, and Education

Authors: Gregory K. James, Larry Holcomb, and Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF
Joint Force Quarterly

Colonel Gregory K. James, USA; Colonel Larry Holcomb, USMC; and Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF argue that the success of Operation ODYSSEY DAWN, despite its complexity, validates joint planning processes, joint education foundations, joint training opportunities, and joint exercises.

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