Foreign Policy Initiative Suggested Reading on Post-Qaddafi Libya

Getty Images

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is monitoring reaction to the reported death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. 
FPI was among the first to call for U.S. military involvement in Libya, organizing open letters to President Obama on February 25, 2011, and March 15, 2011.  President Obama directed U.S. military forces to assist the international operation in Libya on March 19, 2011, with the aim of preventing a humanitarian catastrophe and addressing the threat posed to international peace and security by the Libyan crisis.
The following op-eds, editorials, and analyses may be helpful in understanding the next phase of the democratic revolution in post-Qaddafi Libya, and the implications of this event for the Arab Spring.

FPI Resources
  • NATO in Libya – Gary Schmitt and FPI Executive Director Jamie Fly – The Weekly Standard – October 1, 2011
  • Obama Hasn’t “Won” on Libya – FPI Executive Director Jamie Fly and Policy Analyst Evan Moore – National Review Online’s blog, The Corner – August 25, 2011
Congressional Statements
Opinion-Editorials and Analyses
  • Justice for Qaddafi – Danielle Pletka – American Enterprise Institute’s The Enterprise Blog – October 20, 2011
  • The End of Qadhafi – Mike Brownfield – The Heritage Foundation’s blog, The Foundry – October 20, 2011
  • The Promise of a Pro-American Libya – Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) – Wall Street Journal (subscription required) – October 7, 2011
  • The Lesson of Libya – Editorial – Wall Street Journal (subscription required) – September 16, 2011

Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
Read More