Category Archives: Libya

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 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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The United States Should Rethink Power-Projection Abroad

by Jeong Lee. Jeong Lee is a freelance writer and a Contributing Analyst for Wikistrat’s Asia-Pacific Desk. Lee’s writings on U.S. defense and foreign policy issues and inter-Korean affairs have appeared on various online publications including East Asia Forum, the … Continue reading

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Libyan Air Force Powerless to Resist No-Fly Zone

The U.S. and Great Britain are arguing for the international community — with U.N. or NATO approval — to establish a no-fly zone over Libya in order to protect anti-regime protesters in their two-week-old campaign against dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Libya’s air force, while potentially devastating against undefended protesters, would be powerless against the Western aerial armada that’s already assembling off the Libyan coast. Continue reading

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Muammar Gaddafi – Grössenwahn und Pragmatismus

Vor 40 Jahren übernahm Oberst Muammar Gaddafi die Macht in Libyen. Dies und der Umstand, dass die diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen Libyen und der Schweiz seit rund eineinhalb Jahre, nach der Festnahme seines Sohnes Hannibal Gaddafi im Juni 2008 durch die … Continue reading

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