• April 2, 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.

  • March 31, 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.

  • March 30, 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.

  • March 30, 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.

  • March 30, 2011

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

  • March 29, 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.

  • March 28, 2011

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

  • March 24, 2011

    Quakers in Britain have written an open letter to the Prime Minister raising serious concerns over the escalating cycle of violence in Libya.

  • March 24, 2011

    The US defence secretary has said that there is no timetable to end of the Western military campaign in Libya, as international concern grows.

  • March 23, 2011

    Disagreements about the command, objectives, cost, legal basis and control of the Western military action in Libya have grown in the last 48 hours.