Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities.
The UK went into Libya with gusto – but ended up in a morass of mission creep and bad planning.
We're unlikely to see the Syrian leader face charges for crimes against humanity any time soon.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
The War on Terror-era programme of clandestine abductions and detentions wasn't just an American initiative.
As Libya falls further into chaos, the US has agreed to back the new government's request to lift an arms embargo against it.
Libya has become a case study for those who think the world should never intervene in national conflicts. Not so fast.
Barack Obama's dour disappointment with Europe is far more powerful than his worries about a Brexit.
Since 2011, Libya has been trying to fashion itself into a functioning democratic state – but instead, it's still mired in violent chaos.
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
With everything from Islamic State to disenfranchised black Africans to deal with, the former Gaddafi stronghold has everything to achieve.
The right are using a new film about the 2012 Benghazi US consulate attack as a political weapon against Hillary Clinton. Are they justified?
Twelve years after George W Bush proclaimed a new era of peace and stability in Iraq, the Middle East is more unstable and dangerous than ever before.
Quality higher education is crucial for recovery, peace-building, economic development and stronger governance in post-conflict societies.
By declining to stop an unfair trial and a batch of death sentences in Libya, the world's court has yet again proved its fecklessness.
Endless spats over tactics, style and aims drove Islamic State away from al-Qaeda – and the two are deadly enemies to this day.
The US president admits he has no 'complete strategy' for Islamic State. He'll need one – this lot are no pushover.
With Libya carved up by warring factions, the UN has offered up a directionless and toothless peace plan.
Libya's endless security crisis and duelling "governments" are turning the Mediterranean into a sea of troubles.