Some political commentators have called the Obama administration's intervention last year in the Libyan civil war an “undeniable success” and one of “the greatest triumphs and signature moments in Barack Obama's presidency.” One year later, however, Libya remains in crisis. Reports suggest that operatives linked to al Qaeda are active in Libya. Militias are detaining thousands of former regime loyalists and engaging in widespread torture.
What do these troubling developments mean for the future of the UN’s “responsibility to protect”? Did the death of Muammar Qaddafi vindicate the intervention? Were political commentators premature in declaring NATO's intervention a success? The Cato Institute brings together leading scholars to examine this under-appreciated and almost forgotten topic.
Jonathan Hutson, Director of Communications at the the Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project spokeperson will speak at the event.
Location: The Cato Institute
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