Gaddafi

Your enemy’s enemy isn’t always your friend when it comes to refugees

25 May 2017 16:16

For those who argue that Britain should blindly accept refugees, the family history of Salman Abedi must make somewhat uncomfortable…

Far leftists do not laugh about Mao to mock communism. They laugh to forget communism

26 November 2015 11:51

Nothing about the crisis in the Labour party makes sense until you find the honesty to admit that far leftists…

The chaos of Libya returns to haunt David Cameron

6 October 2015 9:22

‘Were we right to stop a massacre? Yes, we absolutely were,’ said David Cameron on his Radio 4 Today programme…

If Tony Blair thought that Gaddafi wanted to cut a deal, why did no one follow up?

31 August 2015 11:23

Just a few months ago, almost everyone thought that David Cameron was a goner. That he was about to go…

Does Libya need a lesson in devolved government?

24 November 2013 11:00

Recent news from Libya has not inspired confidence. Terrorism, riots, murder, a temporarily kidnapped prime minster, oil stuck at export…

The LSE and the notorious t-shirt of hate

7 October 2013 17:03

The London School of Economics (LSE) has been in the news recently thanks to a certain ex-lecturer who was a…

Engagement in Libya was and remains the right answer

31 January 2013 9:00

In 2008, I packed my bags to head off to Tripoli, where I began my current vocation of advocating for Western diplomatic,…

Mali could be the gamble that defines Hollande’s presidency

17 January 2013 18:16

The crisis in Mali is yet another unintended consequence of the Arab Spring. Specifically, they are a result of the…

Libya still hasn’t found peace

4 January 2012 19:23

Guns blazing, Libya’s various militias are showing little sign of laying down their arms and giving authority to the Libyan…

Woolf tucks into perfidious Albion

1 December 2011 18:02

Yesterday night’s news that a senior FCO official lobbied Oxford University on behalf of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi adds more ordure to…

Now will we learn the truth about Saif’s British ties?

20 November 2011 11:00

Now that Saif Gaddafi has been captured, the race will be on to interview him from a prison cell and…

Saif Gaddafi captured — but what now?

19 November 2011 18:14

Remember when Saif Gaddafi was the Anointed One of those who wanted a freer, more liberal Libya? Now, he’s at…

Libya’s revolution, deflated

25 October 2011 9:52

Gaddafi was buried this morning, but Libya’s problems remain firmly above ground. The news emerging from the country is mostly…

Gaddafi’s death boosts support for Libya intervention

23 October 2011 19:41

In August, I showed that the rebels’ success in toppling Gaddafi’s regime had boosted British support for the intervention in…

The End of a Delusion

22 October 2011 15:09

The sight of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi blood-stained and bewildered, pulled around by a crowd in the final moments of his…

Right to reply: How we beat the Beeb

22 October 2011 10:25

A slight change to the normal rules of engagement for this latest post in our‘Right to reply’ series. Whereas these…

Right to reply: Why the BBC still matters across the world

21 October 2011 14:31

Reading Fraser’s post last night, you’d be forgiven for thinking the BBC is running up the white flag in terms…

Beyond Gaddafi, America turns its attention to Pakistan

21 October 2011 9:24

It’s hard to recall a more grisly complement of newspaper covers than those this morning. Only the FT refrains from…

Al Jazeera scores another victory in the information war

20 October 2011 17:53

Now that Gaddafi has been killed, which television station will the world turn to? I suspect that, right now, Al…

The Colonel’s end

20 October 2011 16:47

After more than 40 years of murderous rule and months fighting his own people, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has finally been…