The 9/11 Decade: The Great Interruption

David Hayes, editor, '9/11, Ten Years On: Reflections, openDemocracy, 7 September 2011 - my contribution: The great interruption The terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 had a huge impact on world politics in the following decade, but they did not mark a fundamental change like the 1989-91 upheavals or 2011’s extraordinary… Continue reading The 9/11 Decade: The Great Interruption

On the fall of Gaddafi

openDemocracy, 5 September 2011 Libya: the revolution-intervention dynamic The overthrow of the Muammar Gaddafi regime in Libya - messy and incomplete though it remains - represents a striking success for the Arab revolt which began only in December 2010. While the movements in Tunisia and Egypt achieved regime change through peaceful protest, that in Libya… Continue reading On the fall of Gaddafi