New study: Foreign-imposed regime change and the risk of civil war

The UN-supported intervention in Libya has raised a lot of questions about the strategy of the United States, Great Britain, France, and the other coalition partners. The strong-worded resolution came together in a hurry, with even the staunchest supporters appearing surprised by its eventual passing. This week’s debate over command and control of the operation perfectly highlights the lack of planning by the coalition partners, and it is unclear what they want to achieve. Muammar Gaddafi is a target, but not really. They want him out, but don’t want to target him directly. The problem is, even if they . . .
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Libya: A well-thought-out plan?

This week the proponents of a no-fly zone over Libya got their wish, and then some. Thursday’s Security Council resolution approves of a no-fly zone and further use of power to protect the civilian population. The resolution is quite remarkable by the fact that it is so broad, and this prompts the obvious question: What happened in the White House? For weeks the Obama administration dithered on Libya, showing very little willingness to take drastic measures. How do we explain this sudden shift from deep ambivalence to promoting a resolution that authorizes “all necessary measures” to protect the population?

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Libya: Is a no-fly zone really that hard?

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forces appear to be on the defensive in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi has managed to turn the tide and what seemed likely a week ago – another dictator overthrown in the Middle East – is now highly uncertain. There is genuine fear that Gaddafi will prevail against the opposition and take back control of the country – at least enough of it to stay in power. In front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made the blunt assessment that the Libyan government’s . . .
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Libya and the responsibility to protect

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has finally lost it. Following days of massive protests in several large Libyan cities, the old dictator decided to strike back using African mercenaries and the Libyan air force. We do not know the true extent of the carnage in Libya, and the latest speech from Gaddafi Tuesday evening promises no lessening of violence. Unless the military turns on their leader, this will not end well. The rapidly deteriorating situation in Libya represents the first true test of the international community following the recent upheavals in the Middle East. While we saw some violence in both Egypt . . .
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