Christian Caryl

The Lesson from Mali: Do No Harm

An African success story is in trouble. Is the West's intervention in Libya to blame?

Christian Caryl |


Next Year in Tripoli

Will my people -- the Jews of Libya -- ever be able to go home? 

David Gerbi |


Libya's Year Zero

Life without Qaddafi's Green Book.

Clare Morgana Gillis |

Christian Caryl

Why Washington Is the Syrian Opposition's Next Battlefront

Syria’s opposition faces an uphill battle in its efforts to win backing from U.S. policymakers.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

Remembering Rémi Ochlik

The award-winning photography of the photojournalist killed in Syria.

Slide Show |


Votes Versus Rights

The debate that's shaping the outcome of the Arab Spring.

Charles Kurzman |


The Lesson of Bani Walid

In post-Gaddafi Libya, the dream of a stable central government is fading. Militias are filling the gap.

Christopher Stephen |


A Forward Strategy of Freedom

It's neither perfect nor pretty, but the Arab Spring proves that neoconservatives were right all along.

Elliott Abrams |

Terms of Engagement

Occupy Everywhere

In this year of protests, is it really fair to compare the grievances of the Occupy movement to the courage of the Arab Spring?

James Traub |

The List

Next Year's Wars

Ten conflicts to watch in 2012.

Louise Arbour |


Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

What should America do about the Arab Spring? Not much.

F. Gregory Gause III |

Slide Show

Looking Back at the Arab Spring

From Tunisia to Tahrir Square, the pictures that defined a movement.

Slide Show |


Capturing the Qaddafis

The new Libya has a chance to wipe the slate clean -- or descend into regional bickering.

Jason Pack |


Libya’s Sexual Revolution

How the uprising turned young Libyan men from hopeless layabouts into marriageable heroes.

Ellen Knickmeyer |


Up in Smoke

Did the idea of a legal war die along with Muammar al-Qaddafi?

Scott Horton |


Outside the Law

From flawed beginning to bloody end, the NATO intervention in Libya made a mockery of international law.

Eric A. Posner |


A Life in the Flashbulbs

The never-before-seen photographs in the Qaddafi Files offer an unprecedented look into the long saga of the Libyan leader. I should know; I've been waiting and watching my entire professional life.

Dirk Vandewalle |

Slide Show

Young Qaddafi and King Idris

Exclusive: Rare photographs of the young colonel and the ruler he overthrew.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Qaddafi's Arms Smugglers, a Mystery

From the Qaddafi files, a series of never-before-seen photographs appears to show a weapons smuggling operation. Help us identify the individuals involved.

Slide Show |


An Islamist, a Liberal, and a Former Regime Loyalist Walk into a Cafe...

Three Libyans try to make sense of their country after Qaddafi.

Ryan Calder |

Small Wars

This Week at War: Waiting for the Cyberbarbarians

If cyberwar is such a threat, why is the Pentagon doing so little to prepare for it?

Robert Haddick |

Photo Essay

Brother Leader's War Machine

Exclusive: The secret photo albums of Muammar al-Qaddafi offer a rare look at the colonel's guns and ammo.

Photo Essay |

Slide Show

Gripping and Grinning with the Colonel

Exclusive: From the secret archives of the deposed Libyan leader, rare photographs of four decades of Muammar al-Qaddafi's photo ops with heads of state.

Slide Show |


Did Qaddafi's End Justify the Means?

How Libya changed the face of humanitarian intervention -- an FP roundtable.

Charles Homans |


Mogadishu on the Mediterranean?

Muammar al-Qaddafi is dead. Now comes the hard part -- preventing Libya from turning into another Somalia.

Christian Caryl |


The Qaddafi Files

How we found Muammar al-Qaddafi's secret trove of private photographs -- and what they tell us about his long, sordid, and curious rule.

Peter Bouckaert |

In Other Words

Written on the Wall

A tumultuous year, told through the scrawls and murals of the people living through it.

Roger Gastman |

Slide Show

United Nation

As the transitional government attempts to consolidate power, the final battles are being fought for the future of Libya.

Slide Show |

Briefing Book

Follow the Money

A simple reform created for stopping terrorist financiers could dramatically strengthen international sanctions, and cut off the flow of funds to some of the world’s worst regimes.

Stuart Levey |


Libya's Post-Qaddafi Party

Elections are coming up fast. Will Libya fragment, or pull together?

Alex Warren |