Libya

Interview

Will Syria Follow Libya?

Edward C. Luck interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The Syrian regime's brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters didn't trip the same alarm bells as Libya's did for the UN Security Council, but the international community is gradually losing patience with Assad, says expert Edward Luck, a special advisor to the UN secretary-general.

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The Atlantic: The Quest for Libya's Frozen Assets

Author: Sophie Quinton

The Atlantic's Sophie Quinton outlines the obstacles Libyan rebels face as they seek $160 billion in frozen assets. Rebels will have to navigate a maze of United Nations sanctions, unilateral sanctions, and layers of property law to receive the money from Muammar el-Qaddafi's regime.

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Primary Sources

Obama's Statement on Libya, August 2011

President Obama gave this statement on the situation in Libya on August 22, 2011. He stated that "Although it’s clear that Qaddafi’s rule is over, he still has the opportunity to reduce further bloodshed by explicitly relinquishing power to the people of Libya and calling for those forces that continue to fight to lay down their arms for the sake of Libya."

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