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Benghazi as a wake-up call

September 14th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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Benghazi as a wake-up call By: Alon Ben-Meir The unconscionable attack against the United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four officials, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, must be condemned in the strongest terms possible and the official response should be swift but proportionate. The event underscores the reality that Libya remains in [...]

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Why Benghazi should give us a lesson in humility

September 14th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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The violent events that shook the Libyan city of Benghazi must be an opportunity to rethink all that we took for granted since the rise of the “Arab spring”. Indeed, even though nobody can regret the end of Kaddafi’s reign, the road towards peaceful perspectives remains long and shaky in Libya.

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Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today

September 13th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today By: Thomas Röhlinger Flames, demonstrations, guns: It is scary to observe the uproar and violence in the Muslim world, as a reaction to a film obviously insulting prophet Mohamed. Many of us are in a state of confusion, we [...]

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Tragic Violence in Libya: No Excuse for Perpetrators—or for Provocateurs

September 12th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

With the tragic killing of the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and several of his staff as a consequence of an attack on a US consulate in Benghazi (where the Libyan revolution, that we supported, began, I might [stevens_302] add), and the nearly simultaneous storming of the US embassy in Cairo, maybe we’re now thinking: is it Iran all over again? Has the Arab Spring turned into an anti-American winter?

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US ambassador killed by armed protestors in Libya

September 12th, 2012, Media Alerts

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Protestors angry about an online film considered offensive to Islam attacked a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, Sept. 11, killing J. Christopher Stevens, Washington’s ambassador to Libya and three of his staffers. (Source: CNN).

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Responding to Atrocities: the New Geopolitics of Intervention

June 6th, 2012, Books & Papers, Expert Updates

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This Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.

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