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Doing a bit of writing

Over at Derive Politics, I've written a new piece on Libya. An excerpt:

"The implementation of a no-flight zone as well as military strikes against the forces of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi has been the dominant headline of the past weekend and likely the dominating focus of the upcoming week. This act is an anomaly: among all of the uprisings that have occurred in the Middle East, the only one that the West and in fact any members of the outside world have decided to intervene in is this one. Despite misgivings to the contrary, the course of action being taken by international forces seems to be the right one. However, several key conditions have to be met by those establishing the no flight zone in order to ensure long term efficacy without also creating a quagmire."

Full article here.