Want to wear out a metaphor with me? The Arab Spring. It’s turned into Fall, or was it Winter? Or is it now raining blood? Were the leaves falling from the trees of the dictatorships or were the good men and women of the Arab world readying for holiday? Maybe it was the one with […]
In the ongoing battle for Libya, a disquieting stalemate that has all but stopped regular news updates. Really, there hasn’t been much to say – that, or only a few hours later the entire story changes. For the many towns that have been under heavy fire for the past few months, the only thing one […]
Watching the battle in Libya has been like watching a deadly pendulum swing back and forth. One day the rebels take control of a town, the next day they lose it. One day Gaddafi’s forces take a blow, the next day his soldiers fire shells into civilians queuing for bread. On the news there is […]
As clashes and uprisings continue throughout the Middle East, much of the attention of the world audience has waned. The news cycle has once again focused on celebrities, politics, and the common household item that you’re probably using right now that may kill you. Yet clashes are still raging on and women, the long overlooked […]
Events are taking place! Things are occurring! And in Libya, all manner of myth and reality is being born. I’ve heard some interesting opinions, ideas, and flat-out myths during the weekend. Nobody is really sure what all this Western involvement means for North Africa. Then the world comes to find out that the Arab League, […]
On the evening of March 17th, the U.N. voted to enact a no-fly zone in Libya. I watched as Libyan friends and neighbors breathed a sigh of relief and let themselves take a moment of cautious celebration. Yet there have been a lot of questions about what this all means.
The current situation in Libya has become one of both triumph and tragedy. In the east of the country, the opposition seems to be firmly in control.