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  • Muddled Middle East

    Muddled Middle East
    When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...
  • The battle of Tripoli

    The battle of Tripoli
    Col. Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year misrule of the oil-rich African nation of Libya appears finally to be nearing an end. The rebels' surprisingly swift advance into the capital, Tripoli, over the weekend brought large parts of the government's last...
  • Rebels in Tripoli no cause for joy

    How appropriate the front page photo shows a joyous Libyan rebel in American battle dress uniform ("Rebels in Tripoli" Aug. 22). Glad he's so happy. As a taxpayer I'm sickened to realize once again our dollars (billions of them) have been squandered in...
  • Baltimorean taking up the Libyan rebel cause

    Baltimorean taking up the Libyan rebel cause
    As described by those who know him, Matthew VanDyke comes off as footloose and maybe a little feckless. He has worked sporadically, sometimes getting freelance writing or teaching gigs but more often traveling to the Middle East for months at a time...
  • Mission creep in Libya, whether Obama wants it or not

    Mission creep in Libya, whether Obama wants it or not
    How are Americans to reconcile the Barack Obama who says Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi must go with the one who drags his heels on providing the military means to achieve his departure? The president's schizophrenia on the Libya crisis has been...
  • Bin Laden 'bounce' helps, but Obama should remember 1992

    Bin Laden 'bounce' helps, but Obama should remember 1992
    Killing Osama bin Laden is a strange way to start a presidential campaign season, but that's where we are. Now, bin Laden wasn't taken out for partisan political reasons. Nor was his death ultimately a partisan policy. With only the most cartoonish...
  • Baltimore writer still missing in Libya

    Baltimore writer still missing in Libya
    Sharon VanDyke's phone rang Monday afternoon, but after quickly dispensing with the call, she said, sadly, "Well, it wasn't Matthew." The wait continues for the retired principal, who has searched for the past five months for her son, a 32-year-old...
  • Obama's Mideast speech: Israel and the Arab Spring

    Obama's Mideast speech: Israel and the Arab Spring
    The most surprising aspect of President Barack Obama's speech Thursday on U.S. policy in the Middle East may have been his strongly worded call for a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on Israel's boundaries before 1967....
  • Baltimore man held in Libya is free

    Baltimore man held in Libya is free
    Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who went missing in Libya more than five months ago, re-emerged in Tripoli on Wednesday and told his family that he had been held captive by Moammar Gadhafi's government in one of the country's most notorious prisons....
  • What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?

    What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?
    The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
  • Bartlett, colleagues, sue Obama over Libya

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday in filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over U.S. involvement in Libya, alleging that the White House overstepped its constitutional authority when it launched the...
  • Rep. Bartlett right on U.S. intervention in Libya

    Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and I would agree on very few political issues. But he is correct to sue over the war in Libya ("Bartlett, others sue over Libya," June 16). While I have great empathy for the people of Libya who have lived for decades under a...