Nestled along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, the picturesque views of Libya’s shores stand in stark contrast to the ongoing violence in its cities. Four years after the ousting of violent dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the country continues to battle for stability. Far from the democracy many hoped it would become, the country is in the beginnings of a civil war, teetering on the brink of yet another disaster. Read more…


  1. Corrie,

    This is an amazing article. I’m in awe of your knowledge and grasp of very complicated and fluid situations. You really don’t have time for another job.

    Two thoughts as you write. Maybe it’s not important for the point you’re trying to make, but it is part of the problem. ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian “Christians”. Their terror was pointed at Christians, who just happened to be Egyptians. The side effect of that was that it drew Egypt into the mix who otherwise would still be on the sidelines.

    Second, I’m not sure what the answer to this is, but how do you get people to not be exhausted and depleted from “nation building” that seems like it has no end? I realize the alternative is endless unrest, so it might be “pick your poison”

    Great job on this and for keeping it before the public’s eye. I feel like this should be in Time or something like.

    Keep it up.




  2. Thanks! I’ll let Time know you think I should be writing for them!

    And yes, those are some big questions. How can nation-building fatigue be addressed? Is there a way to build up a stronger response mechanism for rebuilding states post-conflict?


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