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February 21, 2011

The Fall of Muammar Qaddafi

The bloody violence being used by the Qaddafi regime is the harbinger of its collapse. My comments as of the end of the day in Tripoli on Monday, February 21, are published in National Review Online,…

September 24, 2009

Muammar al-Qaddafi

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September 24, 2009

New York Meeting: Muammar al-Qaddafi

Watch Muammar al-Qaddafi, leader and guide of the revolution of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, discuss international issues including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and n…

April 22, 2013

The Emir of Qatar Visits

The Emir of Qatar is visiting the White House tomorrow, one of a series of Middle East leaders who are coming to town (next is the King of Jordan). I am willing to bet that a White House statement i…

January 14, 2013

United States
Mali: Vive La France

The French intervention in Mali deserves American applause and support, and thus far is getting both. While regarded for many years as one of Africa’s model democracies, Mali had a weak central gove…

January 22, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
French soldiers in Mali Qatar in Mali: Which Side Are They On?

In the last decade the influence of Qatar has grown greatly, fueled by its vast oil and gas revenues and by the skill of its leaders. Whether that influence is being used positively, or in ways that …

March 7, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Before a President Speaks

It is a serious problem for the United States when our top officials make categorical statements and then do nothing to enforce them. On February 28 the secretary of state said this about Libya: "Co…

January 16, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Who’s Next After Tunisia? Who’s Next After Tunisia?

Tunisia's President Ben Ali talks with Qatar emir Sheikh Hamad, Algeria's President Bouteflika and Syria's President Al-Assad as they pose for a family photograph at the Arab League summi…

February 25, 2011

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi meets with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Tripoli on September 5, 2008. The 2003 Bargain with Qaddafi

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi meets with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Tripoli on September 5, 2008. (Stringer(LIBYA)/Courtesy Reuters) In an article in the Wall Street Journal today, …