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Slate on Libya

Our complete coverage of the conflict.

Qaddafi Graffiti and Street Art: Protest artists have created a wide array of caricatures inspired by the Libyan leader.” Posted Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.

Son of a …: What happens to the offspring of deposed tyrants?” by Brian Palmer.Posted Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.

Applying the Lessons of Iraq to Libya: Five concrete steps the West (and other allies) should take today,” by Fred Kaplan.Posted Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.

Libya’s Rebels: Approach With Caution: What comes after the air war?” By Daniel Byman. Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011.

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Liberating Libya: Obama’s rationales for the military campaign will force him to expand it,” by William Saletan. Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

Obama Makes His Case: The president’s Libya speech was shrewd and sensible,” by Fred Kaplan. Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

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The Real Obama Doctrine: How the president’s grand talk about American interests conflicts with his military strategy in Libya,” by John Dickerson. Posted Monday, March 28, 2011.

Wag le Chien: Did French President Nicolas Sarkozy push the Libyan intervention to boost his re-election bid?” by Anne Applebaum. Posted Monday, March 28, 2011.

The Iraq Effect: If Saddam Hussein were still in power, this year’s Arab uprisings could never have happened,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Monday, March 28, 2011.

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The Libyan Job: Your sons and daughters in Libya, fighting for France,” by William Saletan. Posted Monday, March 28, 2011.

Is Libya Like Kosovo? Let’s hope so,” by Fred Kaplan. Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Arab Powder Keg: An animated map of protests in the Middle East as they spread from country to country, updated with the most recent events,” by Elizabeth Weingarten and Chris Wilson. Updated Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Too Late and Too Weak: The Republican candidates pummel President Obama’s Libyan strategy,” by John Dickerson. Posted Monday, March 21, 2011.

War Power: The president’s campaign against Libya is constitutional,” by Jack Goldsmith. Posted Monday, March 21, 2011.

The Key to Success in Libya Is Setting Low Expectations: Obama’s reluctance to intervene is his most important tactical asset,”by Anne Applebaum. Posted Monday, March 21, 2011.

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It’s On: The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution on Libya. What happens next?” by Fred Kaplan. Posted Friday, March 18, 2011.

Last Chance for Libya: President Obama has hours, not days, to save the revolution in Libya and across the Arab world,” by Eliot Spitzer. Posted Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Don’t Let Qaddafi Win: Ignore the ‘realists.’ If we do nothing, the situation in Libya can only get worse,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Monday, March 14, 2011.

Gently, Gently: At Obama’s press conference, he was measured, careful, and hesitant,” by John Dickerson. Posted Friday, March 11, 2011.

No-Rush Zone: Why Obama is taking his time deciding what to do about Libya,” by Fred Kaplan. Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2011.

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Not So Fast: Before the U.S. intervenes in Libya, we must understand why the Arab world is not asking for our help,” by Anne Applebaum. Posted Monday, March 7, 2011.

How Do You Make a No-Fly Zone?: Drop some bombs, then fly in circles,” by Brian Palmer. Posted Monday, March 7, 2011.

American Inaction Favors Qaddafi: The administration’s inadequate response to the crisis in Libya reveals a lack of courage and principle,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Monday, March 7, 2011.

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Do Something in Libya, and Do It Now: The U.S. must recognize the provisional government, enforce a no-fly zone, and arm the rebels,” by Eliot Spitzer. Posted Monday, March 7, 2011.

Anybody Got a Mint?: A private British firm was under contract to print Libya’s currency. Why won’t Qaddafi make his own dinars?” by Brian Palmer. Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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What Happens to Frozen Assets?: The U.S. seized $30 billion from Qaddafi. Do we get to spend that money?” by Brian Palmer. Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Friends in Embarrassing Places: Saif Qaddafi’s connections with the British establishment are typical of the links between wealthy dictators and Western politicians,” by Anne Applebaum. Posted Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

Libya’s al-Qaida Problem: Why Muammar Qaddafi hates Osama Bin Laden,” by Daniel Byman. Posted Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

Is Barack Obama Secretly Swiss?: The administration’s pathetic, dithering response to the Arab uprisings has been both cynical and naive,” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire an African Mercenary?: Maybe a thousand bucks, but don’t forget the king’s shilling,” by Stayton Bonner. Posted Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

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Things Could Get a Lot Worse in Libya: Muammar Qaddafi has done a remarkably effective job of sabotaging his country’s future,” by Daniel Byman. Posted Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

It’s Time To Intervene: What the international community can do to support regime change in Libya,” by Shadi Hamid. Posted Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

Gadhafi, Gaddafi, Qaddafi: How the heck do you spell this guy’s name?” By Chris Suellentrop. Updated Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001.

Mick Jagger and Muammar Qaddafi: Separated at Birth? The colonel looks a lot like Mickey Rourke, John Travolta, and Little Richard.” Posted Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

What To Do About Qaddafi: How Obama could turn the crisis in Libya to America’s advantage,” by Fred Kaplan. Posted Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.

The End of Qaddafi?: Libya could be headed for swift regime change—or for protracted civil war,” by Daniel Byman. Posted Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.

From the Slate Archives

Meeting Muammar: Is Libya’s leader ‘finished’?” By Vivienne Walt. Posted Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004.

Why Is Qaddafi Still a Colonel?: Why Libya’s leader hasn’t changed his stripes,” by Eric Umansky. Posted Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003.

First Into Libya,” by Richard Bangs. Posted June 7-11, 2003.

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