Muammar Gaddafi has died after being captured in Sirte (for the latest on this story, click here).Here is a selection of New Statesman articles from the magazine and the website on the dictator and the war in Libya.
1. NS Profile – Colonel Gaddafi
Britain’s new friend struts about in fancy dress and throws dollars to the poor. But, asks Nicholas Pelham (writing in 2002), will the Libyans put up with him?
2. Libya — is war over?
Pelham revisits a Libya euphoric at the fall of Gaddafi. With the “interim” government headed by the dictator’s old justice minister, and a treasury running on empty, is the violence really over?
3. It may be goodbye to Gaddafi, but it’s far from Mission Accomplished
Those who suggest Libya could be a template for intervention are deluded, says Mehdi Hasan. War should be a last resort, not the first or only option.
Samira Shackle collects images of Gaddafi and and an array world leaders in happier times.
Xan Rice writes from the frontline of Misurata – a messy, bloody and terrifying urban war.
Daniel Barrow blogs on how Libyan writers thwarted the Gaddafi regime.
Back in 2009, Sholto Byrnes profiled the”mad dog of the Middle East”, back in the spotlight, 41 years after he took power.
8. Under fire from Gaddafi’s tanks, we said goodbye to our families
Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford writes a diary column on reporting the war in Libya.
The UK home of Colonel Gaddafi’s son is in the hands of Libyan exiles. Laurie Penny describes what it’s like from within.
The Staggers lists five of the dictator’s more eccentric moments, after he called for jihad against Switzerland.