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The New Pirates of Libya

Over the last 200 years, Libya has again and again altered the West’s political and economic trajectory. America’s war with the Barbary pirates in the early 1800s led to the re-creation of the U.S. 1,363 more words

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Random Jam of the Week 030

I’ve found it. It’s the greatest, funkiest, most random musical discovery of my year so far: Libyan world music artist Ahmed Fakroun’s 1977 jam “Nisyan.” I cannot overstate how groovy this track is. Enjoy.

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Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal is the fruit of the Republican obsession with Benghazi

Investigations into the deaths of four Americans in Libya haven’t found evidence of the negligence or cover-up alleged by some Republican critics of the Obama administration—but in surfacing apparent transparency violations by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, they have generated the political scandal that Democrats suspected was the true motivation of the relentless scrutiny all along. 271 more words

Oil gains as Libya attack, Iran talks highlight supply risks

Crude advanced in London as an attack on Libya’s biggest oil port and a U.S. pledge not to waver in nuclear talks with Iran emphasized risks to supply across the Middle East. 607 more words

Energy

While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used private email account ... raising questions, drawing scrutiny

Fox News: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal email account to exclusively conduct official business during her time at the State Department, a move that raises questions about access to the full archive of her correspondence, as well as the possibility that she violated federal law requiring official messages to be retained for the record. 54 more words

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Resetting European Policy towards the South: Why the European Neighbourhood Policy Review Needs to Address the Essential Questions

Four years after the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) known as the Arab Spring that changed the political and security landscape of Europe’s Southern neighbors dramatically, a new European Union (EU) Commission and High-Representative seeks to review and reform EU policy towards the region. 879 more words

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