Dartmouth Expert on Libya Still in Demand



Associate Professor Dirk Vandewalle is an expert on modern Libya. (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

This story was last updated on 03/25/11.

With the persistent unrest in Libya, Associate Professor of Government Dirk Vandewalle continues to share his expertise with news agencies.

Vandewalle, author of A History of Modern Libya (Cambridge University Press, 2006),  has been quoted in and interviewed by multiple international news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, BBC, AVRO radio (The Netherlands), and Al Jazeera.

He has had an op-ed published in The New York Times on February 25 and article published in Newsweek on February 27. On February 28, he was Terry Gross’ guest on the NPR show Fresh Air. On March 10, he had an article published in Foreign Policy, and on March 21, an article he authored was published in Foreign Affairs.

Follow the links below to read, watch, and listen to the stories.

Military Intervention in Libya” (New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Exchange, 03/24/11: guest)

To the Shores of Tripoli” (Foreign Affairs, 03/21/11: author)

ICC’s Gadhafi probe could empower neighbors more than Libya” (Deutsche Welle, 03/17/11: quote)

Gadhafi’s Troops Rally Against Rebels: What’s Next for Libya?” (PBS Newshour, 03/16/11: video)

Clinton seeks partnership with Egypt in its transition” (Middle East Online, 03/15/11: quote)

Qaddafi Pushes East Toward Rebel Base as U.S. Mulls Action” (Bloomberg News, 03/14/11: quote)

How Not to Intervene in Libya” (Foreign Policy, 03/10/11: author)

U.S. Firm Under Fire For Gadhafi Makeover Contract” (NPR’s Morning Edition, 03/10/11: quote)

Thoughts About IR Scholars for Dollars” (Foreign Policy’s Daniel W. Drezner blog, 03/08/11: quote)

Libya and the Question of Intervention” (NPR’s On Point, 03/07/11: audio interview)

A Libyan Leader at War With Rebels, and Reality” (The New York Times, 03/06/11: quote)

Gaddafi, the Author” (The Washington Post Political Bookworm blog, 03/04/11: quote)

What’s In Gadhafi’s Manifesto?” (NPR’s All Things Considered, 03/03/11: audio interview)

Fresh Air, February 28, 2011” (NPR, 02/28/11: audio interview)

After Gaddafi” (Newsweek, 02/27/11: author)

Uprising Aimed at Dysfunctional Family” (Financial Times, 02/25/11: quote)

Would Gaddafi’s Fall Really Bring Peace to Libya?” (TIME, 02/25/11: quote)

Libya’s Bloody Struggle Tests Loyalty of Gadhafi’s Forces” (PBS Newshour, 02/24/11: video interview)

The Many Qaddafis” (The New York Times, 2/23/11: author)

Tribal Hostility to the Regime Boiling Over” (The Australian, 03/23/11: quote)

Analysis: Tribal Loyalties May be Key Factor in this Revolution” (The Scotsman, 03/22/11: quote)

A Libya Primer” (NPR’s All Things Considered, 02/21/11: audio interview)

Diederik Vandewalle & Barbara Plett on Libya” (Charlie Rose, 02/21/11: video interview)

Protests, Violence Spread in Libya as Gadhafi Clings to Power” (PBS Newshour, 02/21/11: video interview)

Qaddafi’s Grip on Power Seems to Ebb as Forces Retreat” (The New York Times, 02/21/11: quote)

Libya Death Toll Surges in Crackdown” (The Wall Street Journal, 02/21/11: quote)

After 42 years, Libya’s Controversial Ruler Faces New Threats” (CNN, 02/20/11: quote)

Libya and the History of Moammar Gadhafi’s Rule” (The Take Away, 02/18/11: audio interview)

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