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Could Qaddafi’s downfall be the last nail in the coffin for the War Powers Resolution?

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Analysis, International, National Security Law  /  No Comments

As negotiations continue for the surrender of the few cities where deposed tyrant Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi could be hiding, how peaceful the endgame turns out to be may impact the rhetoric surrounding President Obama’s decision to enter the fray in the first place. Part of that discussion will undoubtedly concern the War Powers Resolution (“WPR”), […]

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Qaddafi is dead. Why should we care?

By   /  November 24, 2011  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Written by Zsofia Young, American University National Security Law Brief, with editorial assistance from Aileen Thomson. Muammar Qaddafi by all accounts was a terrible man. A ruthless dictator for over forty years, he debilitated his country’s infrastructure, repressed any kind of political opposition, and committed egregious human rights violations. But did he deserve to die? […]

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The Goldilocks Military Plan: Is the U.S. Doing Too Much or Too Little for Libya?

By   /  April 19, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

As international efforts to create a no-fly zone over Libya continue, debates continue to grow over the UN Resolution itself, along with the role the United States should play in protecting civilians under attack from Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi’s government. UN Security Resolution 1973 authorizes a no-fly zone over Libya as well as “to take […]

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Libya: National Interest?

By   /  April 19, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Each day new information regarding the extent of US involvement in Libya is released. Recently we found out about CIA agents present on the ground in Libya. Apparently there have been CIA operatives on the ground for several weeks now after President Obama signed a secret finding authorizing the CIA to support Libyan rebels; it […]

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The Revolution Will Now Be Tweeted #SocialMediaRevolution

By   /  February 28, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

“We use Facebook to schedule the protests, Twitter to coordinate, and YouTube to tell the world.” –Anonymous Cairo Activist Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, among a host of other popular social media platforms, have significantly altered the ways by which individuals communicate and share information with each other on a daily and, in fact, constant basis. […]

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