Jan 20, 2014

Italian boot camp aims to restore order to restive Libya

Libyan recruits are being put through their paces starting this month at a boot camp in Italy, as part of an international programme to restore stability and unrest after the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Some of them are former rebels who fought to ...

Dec 31, 2013

2013, a year of angry elites

by Jackson Diehl

The crowds who called for revolution in Cairo, Istanbul, Bangkok and Kiev in 2013 were not the impoverished losers of globalization. They were mostly the economic winners: middle-class, educated, English-speaking. So why were they rebelling?

Aug 27, 2013

The failure of Tahrir Square 2011

by Ted Rall

Two years ago, when I was in the Occupy movement, my comrades and I argued about revolution. Was revolution necessary? What is it? The split that destroyed our movement — as it did the Left during the 1960s — pitted revolutionaries against reformists. The ...