Category Archives: Libya

From Afghanistan to Yemen: How the US is trying to destroy ISIS

Following the overthrow of the regime of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by a group of ragtag militants and rebels the term “lead from behind” entered the lexicon for a brief time. Here for a short moment, it seemed to … Continue reading

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Afrikas Konfliktherde 2016

von Peter Dörrie. Afrikanische Länder sind in internationalen Medien vor allem als Schauplatz von Konflikten im Gespräch. Praktisch jede Nachricht, die es aus dem Kontinent in die international Diskussion schafft, behandelt die eine oder andere Gräueltat. Nur Syrien dürfte momentan … Continue reading

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The maritime threat of the Islamic State in Libya: a case of much ado over nothing?

by Ben Ho Wan Beng and Henrik Paulsson. They are researchers with the Military Studies Programme at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and hold master’s degree in strategic studies from the same institution. A top naval officer with … Continue reading

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Vier Jahre nach Gaddafi

von Peter Dörrie Muammar Gaddafi, einer der extrovertiertesten, brutalsten und exzentrischsten Diktatoren der jüngeren Weltgeschichte wurde am 20. Oktober 2011 in einem Abflussrohr nahe seiner Geburtstadt Sirte getötet. Im Leben wurde vom Westen abwechselnd verteufelt und umgarnt. An seinem Tod … Continue reading

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Aufgeschnappt: Wann greifen endlich die Europäer ein?

Salhin sagt, es müsse jetzt bald eine Lösung geben. Nur eine zweite westliche Intervention könne uns retten. Der Westen müsse endlich auch unsere Vorstellungen berücksichtigen, sagt Ashour, falls sie kommen, müssten sie dauerhaft in Libyen bleiben und das Land von … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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“Africa is the battleground of the future”

In September, while visiting the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US-President Barack Obama announced an expanded response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Referencing the 2,461 people who had since succumbed to the Ebola virus, … Continue reading

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Amerikas Mann in Libyen

von Peter Dörrie General Khalifa Haftar führt ein ereignisreiches Leben. Geboren um 1943, war er an zwei Revolutionen in seinem Heimatland Libyen beteiligt. Er hat für und gegen den ehemaligen Machthaber Muammar al Gaddafi gekämpft und ist heute einer der … Continue reading

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US Marines Go to Italy as Libya Edges Toward a New Civil War

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. This article was published on his website “America’s Codebook: Africa” at first. Libya appears to be … Continue reading

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Rational Actors Don’t Always Make the Decisions We Would

When countries act in ways Westerners find confusing, it’s easy to regard their behavior as irrational. Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capacity and Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are cases in point. Both have incurred high costs … Continue reading

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