The Latest

A Sea of al-Qaeda Flags: The Video

A nearly 14-minute-long video of the October 28 demonstration discussed in my Corner post last week, “Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags,” is available on YouTube here. The first half ...

Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags

The emergence of images of a black al-Qaeda flag flying atop the Benghazi courthouse, the symbolic cradle of Libya’s anti-Qaddafi rebellion, has provoked hasty efforts at damage control by defenders ...
Politics & Policy

Sudanese in Libya

In a further sign of the close relations between Sudan and the new rulers in Libya, Sudan’s first vice president, Ali Osman Taha, met with the chairman of the executive ...
Politics & Policy

Our Refugees

On Thursday, hundreds of refugees fleeing Libya were rescued by the Italian coast guard from a stranded boat some 90 miles off the coast of the island of Lampedusa. According ...
Politics & Policy

Why the Libya War?

Back in late March, shortly after the start of the NATO bombing campaign against Libya, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Meet the Press that the U.S. had no “vital ...