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February 21, 2011

Morocco
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,…

October 20, 2011

United States
The Death of Qaddafi

Residents celebrate at Martyrs square in Tripoli October 20, 2011 after hearing the news that former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in Sirte (Ismail Zetouni/Courtesy Reuters). On the second eveni…

Residents celebrate at Martyrs square in Tripoli October 20, 2011 after hearing the news that former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in Sirte (Ismail Zetouni/Courtesy Reuters).

February 25, 2011

Morocco
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, …

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

November 1, 2019

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Israel, and Campaign Advisors

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy.

Bernie Sanders speaks at the J Street National Conference in Washington, DC, on October 28.

December 30, 2019

Global
Ten American Foreign Policy Notables Who Died in 2019

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2019 who through…

Flags

February 17, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Al-Qaeda, Post-Qaddafi Libya, and the Interrupters

“The Nutrition Puzzle: Why Do So Many People in Poor Countries Eat So Badly—And What Can Be Done About It?” The Economist, February 18, 2012. Even where there is enough food, people do not seem…

Libya aftermath

October 20, 2011

United States
Libya and the International Community After Qaddafi

A staff member of the Libyan embassy steps on a portrait of Muammar Qaddafi in front of the embassy building in Sofia July 25, 2011 (Stoyan Nenov/Courtesy Reuters). CFR.org just posted a short video…

Libya and the International Community After Qaddafi

March 10, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mugabe, Qaddafi, and Gbagbo: Strongmen Circling Their Wagons

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit in Margarita Island September 27, 2009. (Jorge Silva/Courtesy Reuters) It appears Zimbabwe’s Rob…

Mugabe, Qaddafi, and Gbagbo: Strongmen Circling Their Wagons

August 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Qaddafi’s Exit Obama’s Vindication?

Libyans celebrate in Benghazi on August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster features images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Fren…

Libyans celebrate near the court house in Benghazi August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster below displays images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. President Barack Obama (L-R). REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS)

May 17, 2011

Defense and Security
Should Qaddafi Be Arrested?

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters) I have a new post up at CNN’s Global Public Square on the significance of the request that the International Crimina…

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters)