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“No Fly Zone” Over Libya Is Premature Talk, But Preparations Are Timely Now (3/03) Print Email
March 2011
By European Affairs   

A flurry of calls for a “no fly zone” in Libya is premature.  The idea, however appealing as a measure to deprive the Libyan leader of airpower against civilian rebels, immediately encountered objections from Western military commanders, starting with those in the U.S.

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Libya's Impact on EU? A Key Issue Is Refugees Now -- and Migration Later (3/03) Print Email
March 2011
By European Affairs   

The most tangible international action so far in the Libyan crisis has taken the form of EU nations’ evacuation flights to lift civilians out of the strife zone and border refuges. These flights have come mainly from the UK and France, and are now supplemented by U.S. military aircraft ordered to this mission by President Obama on March 3.

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"Post-Islamic Revolution" -- Events in Egypt Analyzed by French Expert on Political Islam (02/17) Print Email
February 2011
By Olivier Roy   

Events in Egypt confirm the recent movement in the Arab world away from belief in a theocratic Islamic state, according to Olivier Roy, an authority on political Islam. His most recent book on the subject – the ground-breaking “Holy Ignorance: When Culture and Religion Part Ways” – is available in English from the Columbia University Press. In a just-published article, he offers a magisterial analysis of developments in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and also a larger view of the real political forces at work in the contemporary Arab and Muslim societies in the Middle East emerging without ties to jihadism or admiration for repressive Islamist regimes such as Iran and Salafism, the fundamentalist version of Islam derived Wahabism and present in radical movements in Arab countries. His perceptive insights capturing the trends at work in Egypt (and elsewhere) in a new generation of Arabs appeared in Le Monde newspaper in an article translated here by Georgio Comninos of the European Institute.

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Time to Reconsider Partition For Bosnia Print Email
EA February 2011
By Ted Galen Carpenter   

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned the feuding ethnic factions in Bosnia and Herzegovina that if   they did not resolve their differences, their country was in danger of missing its opportunity to join the European Union and NATO and become a vibrant part of the modern, democratic West.  Unfortunately, there are few indications that her message will be heeded. 
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The Siren Call of Partition Could Lead Only to Disaster for Bosnia Print Email
EA February 2011
By Daniel Serwer   

Whenever the going gets rough in Bosnia, someone revives the idea of separating Croats,Bosniak Muslims and Serbs to preserve the peace. This idea is wrong.

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