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Libya: The Case for Diplomatic Recognition

May 17, 2011

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This past week, Mahmoud Jabril, representative of the rebel Libyan government, met with the White House seeking—among other things—diplomatic recognition from the United Sates. The National Transitional Council (NTC) formed officially on March 5, 2011, in Benghazi to manage the affairs of rebel held territory in Libya. However, official US recognition to the NTC was […]

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Human Rights and the Arab Spring

April 28, 2011

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The Arab Spring began as a macabre protest against human rights violations. On December 17, 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire because of mistreatment by a policewoman. Human rights violations are all too common in the Middle East and have been one of the main demands for reform by protestors. Governments in Syria, Saudi […]

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Troops on the Ground in Libya

April 1, 2011

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The Libyan rebellion and uprising is a front page story for the United States and its European allies. Rebels have already received aid from the UN in the form of a no-fly zone and countries like France are keen on supplying the rebels with arms, but one question looms large in the minds of Americans: […]

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