Category - Libya

  • 5 Apr 2011

    The west’s military-political strategy against the Gaddafi regime echoes its flawed approach to Afghanistan and Iraq, says Professor Paul Rogers. Nato is a military alliance, whose political masters still seem unable to think more creatively. The living consequences of Afghanistan and Iraq make the vacuum in Libya all the more dismaying.

  • 4 Apr 2011

    Last week I recorded a radio interview with Vatican Radio's Susy Hodges focusing on issues around foreign military intervention in Libya: is it morally justified and what are its implications for the wider region? What is the end game and how is all this likely to impact on the often embattled Christian minorities in the Middle Eastern region?

  • 2 Apr 2011

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade have warned that supplying arms to Libyan rebels will have long-term negative consequences.

  • 2 Apr 2011

    In the end the prospects for democracy depend on whether the rebels can mobilise support politically throughout Libya, says Mary Kaldor. The problem with the military approach is that it entrenches division. The preoccupation with classic military means is undermining the capacity to address growing insecurity and risks a deteriorating situation.

  • 31 Mar 2011

    The UK and US governments are being pressed for straightforward assurances that weapons involving depleted uranium will not be used in the bombing of Libya.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Millions of people across north Africa and the Middle East have are demonstrating the power of active nonviolence. But British politicians and pundits seem to have learnt no lessons, falling in line behind the bombing of Libya as soon as Cameron announced it. In the face of all the evidence, they are accepting the old assumption that violence works.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Without seeking to draw explicit conclusions about the current conflict in and over Libya, Harry Hagopian offers some observations and questions about what is going on, and proposes a cautious hopefulness about the 'Arab spring', even in the midst of winter.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Gaddafi forces have carried out a campaign of enforced disappearances to try to crush growing opposition, Amnesty says in a new briefing paper.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    As the US pledged to continue air strikes on Libya, the Vatican sent an observer to today's conference in London about the military campaign.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    As the boundary between civilian protection and civil war erodes in Libya, US Catholic bishops have expressed “great apprehension” at the campaign.