libya

Libya’s absurdist anarchy, as told by two militias

A good illustration of just how anarchic — sometimes humorously so — Libya has become since the revolution.

Six pieces of good news from the Middle East this week (really!)

For starters, Iran's new president is pushing for detente, Palestinians make a major concession, and sustainable farming is catching on.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Aug 23, 2013

Get caught up on Benghazi, in five short paragraphs

If you've been having a tough time following the controversy, here's a quick summary for you.

  • Max Fisher
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  • May 17, 2013

Revolutionary fast food: Anthony Bourdain samples Libya’s ‘Uncle Kentaki’ chicken

The American fast food chain is sometimes treated as a symbol of the U.S. in the Middle East.

  • Max Fisher
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  • May 13, 2013

Robert Gates on Benghazi: ‘There just wasn’t time’

The former secretary of defense argues that a quick-reaction force might not have been the right response.

  • Max Fisher
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  • May 13, 2013

What it’s like for one Middle East reporter to watch the Benghazi hearings

"These hearings are a sorry coda to an actually very important situation."

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jan 23, 2013

Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?

CIA Director Petraeus's paramour made a jarring claim about the Benghazi attack during a recent speech.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Nov 12, 2012

Libyans worry about Benghazi attack’s role in the U.S. election

Some express regret that the incident and its aftermath could influence American voters.

Who’s to blame for Benghazi? A layman’s guide

A reality-check on who seems to bear the most – and least – responsibility for the September 11 attack that killed four Americans.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Nov 6, 2012

Libyan militia’s failed security at Benghazi

A consistent feature of reports about the Benghazi attack is Libyan security falling short, but were the problems foreseeable?

  • Max Fisher
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  • Nov 2, 2012
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