Questions that the Libya Intervention Begs

post to UNC Press Blog, 21 April 2011

It’s ok to feel conflicted over the Libyan intervention. You’re not alone—and you have good reason. The U.S. response to the uprising against the Gaddafi regime raises a welter of issues. Is oil driving decisions? Why the inconsistency if not hypocrisy of acting in Libya but not Gaza? Is Libya just another case of U.S. muscle flexing or quagmire making? All these are reasonable concerns, but I’ve begun wondering if deeper issues don’t lurk beneath the Libya confusion. Read More »