Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
A serious concern is the possibility of a long, drawn-out siege of Libya's capital, Tripoli.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Promoting Canadian jobs is part of any government’s political mandate, but so too is the responsibility of ensuring that Canadian businesses are not supporting or condoning corruption abroad.
Nearly 15 years after the international community endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), standards tragically are slipping.
How the 'refoulement' industry between Europe and Libya works.
The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
The EU has agreed to explore proposals for centres to process people before they can cross the Mediterranean.
Libya’s proposed elections and any subsequent interim government will fail if the country’s challenges aren’t addressed.
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
Letters of apology are welcome but where is the official inquiry into claims of ill-treatment and rendition by Britain’s spies?
After decades of deadly enmity, Libya and the West made a major breakthrough on weapons of mass destruction. How?
Italy's first black senator, and the party he represents, won't be advancing the fight against xenophobia.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
Insincerity and short-termism rule global responses to Libyan migration.