Engagement in Libya was and remains the right answer

Engagement in Libya was and remains the right answer

In 2008, I packed my bags to head off to Tripoli, where I began my current vocation of advocating for Western diplomatic, economic, cultural, and humanitarian engagement in Libya. Ethan Chorin was my inspiration. He was the US Foreign Service Officer who wrote the...
Honoring Chris Stevens

Honoring Chris Stevens

The Sept. 11 killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens is a disaster for Libya’s post-Qaddafi transition. The perpetrators of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi ruthlessly exploited Libya’s fluid security situation and capitalized on...
In the Arab Spring, Watch Turkey

In the Arab Spring, Watch Turkey

During the last decade many right-wing American and Israeli analysts have described the geostrategic struggles unfolding in the Middle East as a new “Cold War” pitting the United States against Shiite Iran. They have warned of an Arab “Shiite...