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Libya news and analysis from The Nation
March 21, 2017
Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’
We shouldn’t be surprised—they’re the children of unending war.
March 7, 2017
Trump Doesn’t Realize These Are Wars We Cannot Win
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII to today’s Afghanistan, America has developed a dangerous obsession with “winning.”
December 19, 2016
Declassified: The Military’s Border-Busting Operations in Africa
Officials say military operations in Africa are only about assisting partner nations. That’s not true.
October 26, 2016
Obama’s Foreign Policy: A Hostage to Bipartisan Consensus
He may have criticized the “Washington playbook,” but he couldn’t overcome DC's interventionist orthodoxy.
September 19, 2016
The Syrian Truce and Obama’s Exit Strategy
Without an agreement for Assad to step down and allow a transition toward a pluralist government, no cease-fire stands a chance.
September 19, 2016
The UK’s Devastating New Report on NATO’s Regime-Change War in Libya
The report is a convincing indictment of the UK’s civilian and military leadership in 2011—and our own.
August 5, 2016
Obama Expands the ISIS Bombing Campaign to a 4th Country, the Media Barely Notice
What began two years ago as “limited” air strikes in Iraq now includes Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya—all with little public debate.
Adam H. Johnson
April 5, 2016
Congress Gave the President a Blank Check for War—and Never Looked Back
The legislative branch is supposed to “balance” the executive branch. Too bad they’ve been checked out for years.
Andrew J. Bacevich
March 29, 2016
What Obama Has Gotten Right About the Foreign-Policy Establishment
What we need today is a serious and sustained challenge to the “credibility” addiction that has failed our country for so long.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 17, 2016
The 5 Questions You Won’t Hear Asked at Any Presidential Debate
Unless we address these long-standing foreign policy questions, we’ll continue playing international whack-a-mole for the next four years.
Peter Van Buren