“Woman vs Islamist” – Duelling Protests, Flag Switching and Zero Sum Games

Libyan women at a protest in Benghazi.  Via Associated Press.

The last few weeks in Libya have been tragic, depressing and hopeful by turn.  For months the militia situation in the country had been brewing, with increasing calls for disarmament and unification under a national army on the one hand, and on the other, calls for patience by those making the argument that the armed groups are needed to keep order and security. This simmering tension exploded on the 11th of September with the devastating attack on the US embassy, which took the life of the … [Read more...]


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