United Nations

United Nations

Obama and his Libyan folly

April 2011

It remains unclear what the Western allies were hoping to achieve through their intervention in Libya; but one thing is clear, civilians are still dying as the violence continues, and the UN Secuity Council's mandate went outside the goals of the UN charter.

In favour of the no-fly zone to support Libyan rebels

Shibil Siddiqi
April 2011

Can progressives and anti-imperialists still support the UN-mandated intervention in Libya? They can, and indeed, they must.

Libya's opposition calls for a ceasefire

April 2011

Since the intervention in Libya has neither resulted in the removal of Gaddafi, nor an end to the fighting - an immediate ceasefire should be top of everyone's agenda to bring an end to the continuing bloodshed.

The Road to Hell is paved with 'humanitarian interventions'

March 2011

Will the outcome of the Western intervention in Libya be positive for its people? A look at history shows what came of 'good intentions' and promises in the past.

Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

March 2011

Instead of focusing on the motives of the US and NATO, the opposition to the Libyan bombings needs to focus on the likely outcomes. Afghanistan and Iraq taught us there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

Libya intervention threatens the Arab spring

March 2011

Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.

UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone

March 2011

Foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.

Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

March 2011

The international debate on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya has more to do with the politics of the New Middle East than with the protection of civilians.

Video: In Depth with Phyllis Bennis

January 2011

Phyllis Bennis talks in depth about her life, career, and work.

What can we expect to see in 2011?

January 2011

Changing global power balances, continuing crises, Iran, Afghanistan. Four TNI fellows share their predictions for 2011.