The International Criminal Court's warrants for the arrest of Libya's Qaddafi stir debate about whether they will facilitate or hinder his demise and about the effectiveness of the ICC itself.
NATO's success in Libya shows how important and effective the alliance remains, writes its secretary-general.
A debate over presidential war powers has refocused attention on the scope and purpose of the U.S. military role in Libya and what it means for policy toward other brutal Arab regimes.
Matthew C. Waxman discusses the lawsuit challenging U.S. participation in the Libyan military mission.
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Daniel L. Byman and Matthew Waxman discuss six reasons why it's been so tough to get Muammar al-Qaddafi to quit.
Mohamad Bazzi discusses Muammar el-Qaddafi's "Green Book."
James M. Lindsay outlines steps the Obama administration could take in Libya that do not involve sending in U.S. combat troops.
James M. Lindsay argues that an indictment of Moammar Gadhafi by the International Criminal Court could actually make it harder to bring Libya's civil war to a quick end.
Even those who opposed the Libyan entanglement would agree that the west must see this through to an acceptable conclusion. The honour and credibility of the west are now engaged here, writes Max Hastings of the Financial Times.
Gal Beckerman of The New Republic wonders if Obama's U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, is a true hawk, or simply more pragmatic than we think.
In this New York Times Op-Ed, Mahmoud Gebril Elwarfally argues that the Libyan opposition needs financial support and diplomatic recognition to defeat Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
The Obama administration's plan to seize frozen Libyan assets and use them for Libyan aid is a dramatic, and probably unilateral, exercise of U.S. power that is likely to yield a relatively modest sum of money, says CFR's Stuart Levey.
Micah Zenko argues that while the United States should continue to use its military capabilities to support the no-fly zone in Libya, it should also work toward a negotiated end to the civil war.
Elliott Abrams criticizes the Obama administration for cheering on the Libyan rebels, but not giving them the means to win.
Leslie H. Gelb says that critics of President Obama's Middle East strategy should present detailed alternatives.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote this op-ed on Libya, published in the National Review on April 21, 2011.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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