Oct 13, 2011


[They have right to work what they want -  I have right to boycott  their products 
- Libya S.O.S.]

“While NATO’s ‘Operation Unified Protector’ has revealed strains within the Alliance and foreshadows future challenges, the Libya operation is a great success.” 

"That is the conclusion of Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson in his Strategic Advisors Group issue brief, released as leaders of the Transitional National Council meet today in Paris with leading diplomats from around the world to discuss a post-Qaddafi Libya. Wilson’s brief, entitled “Learning from Libya: The Right Lessons for NATO,” makes the case that the Alliance’s accomplishment of its objectives in Libya at such a low cost is a testament to NATO’s unique strengths, even as it spotlights growing concerns about falling European defense spending and ambivalent US leadership within the Alliance.
Wilson’s brief caps a flurry of events, media appearances, and publications from Atlantic Council staff on Libya that have integrated the range of regional and functional expertise with the Council’s various programs and centers.

The Council responded quickly to the fall of Tripoli by hosting a conference call for its members with US Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz on Monday, August 22. Days later, on Friday, August 26, the Council hosted a collaborative, televised event among the Program on International Security, the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center entitled, “To the Shores of Tripoli: What Qaddafi’s Demise Means for Libya, NATO, and the Arab Awakening .” Other events related to the "Arab Spring" are :

    * July 28, 2011 - Planning for a Post-Qaddafi Libya: Conversations with Libyan Transitional Leaders
    * June 1, 2011 - Uncertain Forecast in North Africa: Preventing the "Arab Spring" from becoming the "Season of Discontent"
    * May 25, 2011 - Strategy Session with General Stephane Abrial on Libya and Transformation
    * May 3, 2011 - How Should the Transatlantic Community Respond to the Arab Spring?
    * April 28, 2011 - New Atlanticist Roundtable: NATO in Libya
    * April 1, 2011 - Libya from a French Perspective: Conference Call with Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to UN
    * March 22, 2011 - Discussion on Arab World Turmoil with Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Council’s growing status as the go-to institution on NATO analysis was also highlighted by an array of interviews of Council staff and fellows on the BBC, Voice of America, al Jazeera, CSPAN’s Washington Journal, ABC News Radio, Bloomberg, Reuters, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Washington Post, and other outlets."[1]

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[1] Learning from Libya: The Right Lessons for NATO - > http://www.acus.org/publication/learning-libya-right-lessons-nato
[2] Atlantic Council Sponsors - > http://www.acus.org/about/sponsors
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