Tag: Libya

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The 'Caliphate's' Colonies: Islamic State's Gradual Expansion into North Africa

“The Jihad route leads from Tunisia via Tripoli into Turkey and on to Syria. Thousands have followed the path into Syria, and only a few have returned.”

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How Libya Blew Billions and Its Best Chance at Democracy

Following Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, Libya had hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the story of how it was erased.

Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast.

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A Deadly Mix in Benghazi

Investigating the murky reality behind the attack in Libya.

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40 Minutes in Benghazi

The story of the attack that killed U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, told from the persepctive of the security agents there to protect him.

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Arming Syria’s Rebellion

In a Turkish hotel, veterans of the Libyan Revolution meet with their fractured Syrian counterparts to transfer know-how and heavy weaponry.

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New Old Libya

In the wake of revolution, Libyans envision their future.

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Arab Spring Break

A 21-year-old UCLA math major leaves his $9,000-a-month internship to fight with the rebels in Libya.

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Jamming Tripoli

Inside Moammar Gadhafi’s secret surveillance network.

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In Libya, the Captors Have Become the Captive

The tables have been turned – brutally – on Qaddafi loyalists.

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The Good Bad Son

A profile of Seif Qaddafi.

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The Strange Power of Qatar

How the contradiction-rich “country the size of Connecticut” that birthed Al-Jazeera has played an integral and surprising role in the revolutions of the Arab Spring.

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King of Kings

On the life, legacy, and last days of Muammar Qaddafi.