Category Archives: Libya

Bye-Bye, Gaddafi: How Italy Will Profit from the New Libyan Regime

My piece on Italy’s post-Gaddafi maneuvering has just been published in Time. If one of the first casualties of the six-month-old uprising in Libya was Italy’s relationship with Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, one of the first dividends of its conclusion … Continue reading

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Hundreds More Die at Sea Fleeing North Africa for Europe

My piece on the terrible death toll from the Mediterranean immigration crisis was published in Time. Of the more than 200 people who packed themselves onto a 40-foot boat for a dangerous journey out of Libya and across the Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Italy’s Troubling Immigration Deal with Gaddafi

Time has just published my piece on the human cost of Italy’s immigration deal with Gaddafi. The young Eritrean woman was exhausted, famished and dehydrated after spending four days in March lost in the Mediterranean Sea. She had been on … Continue reading

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Fleeing Libya: Hundreds of Children Caught in Italy’s Migrant Crisis

My piece in Time on the children caught up in Italy’s migrant crisis has just been published. Of the thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy in recent days, fleeing poverty and unrest in North Africa, one bears special … Continue reading

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Escape from Tripoli: Surviving Libya’s ‘Tsunami’

Time has just published my story on the evacuees from Libya. Standing inside Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport on Tuesday, Cyrus Sany, 41, was waiting to make a connection to Washington, D.C. Dressed in an untucked white-and-blue dress shirt and … Continue reading

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Italy’s Bad Romance: How Berlusconi Went Gaga for Gaddafi

Time has just published my story on Italy’s tight ties to Libya. The longest underwater pipeline in the Mediterranean runs from the coast of Libya to the Italian island of Sicily. Inaugurated in 2004 by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and … Continue reading

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