Topic: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Salafi Muslims are often associated with militant Islam and violent groups such as Al Qaeda, though most Salafis disavow violent jihad. Repressed for decades by secular dictators such as Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Zine Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Salafis may find new breathing room now that the Arab Spring has ousted such leaders. Here are five facts to help you understand them.
05/10/2011 11:11 am
In Pictures Who was Geronimo?
John McCain: The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee made the remark after arriving in Benghazi, a city that has been the opposition capital in the rebel-held eastern Libya.
04/22/2011 01:25 pm
NATO admits it can't help keep Qaddafi forces from slaughtering civilians in Libya's third-largest city, Misurata, which is keey to the rebels' aims. Obama faces a humanitarian choice, as he did with Benghazi.
04/20/2011 02:14 pm
In the run-up to military operations over Libya, and since, NATO and the West have been criticized for acting immorally, if not illegally, with an eye to seizing control of Libya’s oil riches. Muammar Qaddafi recently wrote to President Obama blaming NATO for an “unjust war against a small people of a developing country.” Others, including Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, have even gone so far as to equate the Western alliance’s actions as a modern “crusade.” The following four points from Brooke Smith-Windsor of the NATO Defense College in Rome show that nothing could be farther from the truth.
04/19/2011 10:33 am
Ante Gotovina and another Croatian commander were convicted by a UN war crimes tribunal Friday for carrying out a 1995 campaign of ethnic cleansing against Serbs.
04/15/2011 03:54 pm
The options available to the United States and its partners in Libya have sharply narrowed. As the US did in Bosnia, NATO and others must develop a train-and-equip program for the Libyan rebels that would help the opposition government gain control, oust Qaddafi, and establish a democracy.
04/13/2011 11:56 am
Out of the UN comes a new idea for ending war. Peacebuilders: An intensive process that gives permission for foreign 'interference' in conflict resolution.
04/02/2011 04:58 pm
After more than a week of debate about who should have what role in the international intervention in Libya, NATO is set to assume full command. The roles of other nations involved in Libya’s conflict are likely to change as well. What were those roles, and what will they be now?
03/29/2011 04:29 pm
President Obama emphasized humanitarian goals in Libya and made it clear he wants the Qaddafi regime to fall. But he also insisted that regime change was not a goal of the coalition action, per se.
03/29/2011 10:20 am