Iraq, Libya, Syria, Nigeria, Afghanistan are all in danger of becoming black holes in which the nastiest groups can thrive. The only credible solution is to turn them back into proper countries.
It is not yet too late. It is five minutes to midnight, but it is not too late.
Many residents of the Libyan city are preparing to leave for fear of more violence; others would leave if they could.
What now for the rule of law in Libya?
Jack arrived in Tripoli from Liberia in February 2011, just as the Libyan revolution was beginning.
The accusations, background, and implications explained.
A former resident of Tripoli charts the country's new journalism, justice system and civil society.
The Committee to Protect Journalists releases number of journalists killed whilst doing their job.
Gaddafi's discriminatory policies will outlive the dictator if post-revolutionary Libya defines itse