Libya

2011 Year-Ender

28 December 2011 2011 Year-Ender By Gwynne Dyer Every year brings changes, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example. Does 2011 belong in the august company of such Really Important Years? Probably not, but it definitely qualifies for membership in the second tier of Quite Important Years. Three […]

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2011 Year-Ender

28 December 2011 2011 Year-Ender By Gwynne Dyer Every year brings changes, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example. Does 2011 belong in the august company of such Really Important Years? Probably not, but it definitely qualifies for membership in the second tier of Quite Important Years. Three

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The Arab League

14 November 2011 The Arab League: The Infection Spreads By Gwynne Dyer For most of its 66-year history, the Arab League was a powerless organisation, dominated by autocratic regimes that made sure it never criticised their lies and crimes. But suddenly, this year, it woke up and changed sides. Last March the Arab League suspended

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Libya: What Now?

24 August 2011 Libya: What Now? By Gwynne Dyer In war, the moral is to the physical as three to one, said Napoleon, and the Libyan rebels certainly demonstrated the truth of that. Gaddafi had more soldiers, they were better trained and much better armed, and they did not lack courage. But the rebels firmly

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