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Brief Questions Concerning Possible U.S. Responses to Libyan Civil War

March 7, 2011

Is NATO headed for all the attendant risks (via) of a Libya no-fly zone, but with implementation after it would prove most effective?

Also, at what point does a Civil War last long enough that it is okay for a third party to start directly arming its preferred side?

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.