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Above the Law

Libya is gearing up for country-wide polls to elect a General National Congress on 7 July in what is promised …

The Dictator of Laughs

Admiral Shabazz Aladeen, dictator of Wadiya, has much in common with other despots. He is an ophthalmologist like Al-Assad of …

Understanding Dictators

Hosni Mubarak, Muammar Qadhafi, Zine El-Abedine Ben Ali, Saddam Hussein, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and perhaps soon Bashar Al-Assad: once the …

Oil Sector Reform in Libya

The overthrow of Qadhafi’s regime has cost Libya’s economy dearly. Forecasts for 2011 are that GDP has declined by 28 …

The Algerian Paradox

One of the most telling developments of the Libyan uprising was the flight of senior members of the Qadhafi family, …

How To Move On?

Following the extrajudicial killing of Muammar Qadhafi, his son and once heir apparent to the Colonel, has established indirect contact …