The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.
A continuing war in Libya tarnishes the Arab revolutionary uprising, because it has subverted a democratic revolution and become a war of intervention. Two of TNI's fellows and experts on the Middle East debate the underlying causes and consequences of the Libya military intervention.
Can progressives and anti-imperialists still support the UN-mandated intervention in Libya? They can, and indeed, they must.