Articles tagged with: Qadhafi

Alex Edwards
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on : Monday, 29 Oct, 2012

The Cautious American President

At the end of his first term, President Obama’s public foreign policy in the Middle East has reflected his presidency as a whole: cautious, measured, haunted by its own high-blown rhetoric, and in many ways a deep disappointment to the young idealists who flocked to vote for him. In private, he has presided over a huge covert expansion of American spying and paramilitary operations against Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Yemen—and this is to say nothing of the hardl...

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Jacqueline Shoen
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on : Friday, 6 Jul, 2012

Above the Law

Libya is gearing up for country-wide polls to elect a General National Congress on 7 July in what is promised to be the nation’s first free vote since 1969. Around 2,500 candidates are competing for 200 seats in the transitional parliament, tasked with appointing a prime minister and a cabinet, as well as electing an additional 60-member constituent assembly, split evenly among the Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan regions. Voter turnout is expected to reach 2.2 million—that’s 80 ...

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Larbi Sadiki
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on : Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2012

A ‘Hung Democracy’ in Libya

In a region that is changing fast—especially in Egypt and Tunisia—there is an urgent need to discuss the problems that afflict Libya and hinder smooth post-conflict reconstruct...

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Nicholas Blincoe
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on : Friday, 18 May, 2012

The Dictator of Laughs

Admiral Shabazz Aladeen, dictator of Wadiya, has much in common with other despots. He is an ophthalmologist like Al-Assad of Syria, and rewrites his nation’s dictionary like...

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Alex Edwards
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on : Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012

Understanding Dictators

Hosni Mubarak, Muammar Qadhafi, Zine El-Abedine Ben Ali, Saddam Hussein, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and perhaps soon Bashar Al-Assad: once the masters of all they surveyed, autocrats ...

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Thomas Alberts
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on : Thursday, 16 Feb, 2012

A New Hope?

On Friday, Libya will celebrate the anniversary of the uprising that ended Muamar Qhadhafi’s 42-years of despotic rule. Just how different Libya is today, along with the enor...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2012

What Comes Next?

On 14 January 2011, the first president to fall at the hands of protests in the Middle East departed Tunisia. The next twelve months have since become a historic period of profou...

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Thomas Alberts
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on : Thursday, 24 Nov, 2011

Oil Sector Reform in Libya

The overthrow of Qadhafi’s regime has cost Libya’s economy dearly. Forecasts for 2011 are that GDP has declined by 28 per cent, industry by 45 per cent, and exports by 82 p...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Monday, 21 Nov, 2011

The Case for Libya’s Future

Libya’s new government—a patchwork of militias, tribes and city states—has achieved two significant victories this past weekend in their attempt to remove the last vestig...

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Nabila Ramdani
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on : Wednesday, 9 Nov, 2011

The Algerian Paradox

One of the most telling developments of the Libyan uprising was the flight of senior members of the Qadhafi family, including Muammar Qadhafi’s wife and three of his children...

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