- By FP Staff
How much do we really know about the private life of Muammar al-Qaddafi? Foreign Policy digs deep into the secret archives and family photo albums of Libya’s toppled tyrant to consider his legacy. In this special section, FP presents an exclusive collection of never-before-seen pictures and documents from Qaddafi’s private homes and state intelligence ministries, collected by Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and photographed by freelance photojournalist Michael Brown. These images range from intimate portraits of Qaddafi with family members to shocking photos of torture victims; from a lean, handsome revolutionary, beaming in the early days after the coup, to the grizzled, bloated outcast he would become. It’s a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the curious and dynamic dictator, and we invite readers to assist us in identifying individuals and events in this rare trove of images.
A LIFE IN THE FLASHBULBS
These never-before-seen photos offer an unprecedented look at the Libyan leader.
The Qaddafi Files
How we found this secret trove of private photographs — and what they tell us.
Mogadishu on the Med
Muammar al-Qaddafi is dead. Now comes the hard part.
Did His End Justify the Means?
How Libya changed the face of humanitarian intervention.
The Death of a Tyrant
Regrets of a Libyan after the Brother Leader’s demise.
Getting Libya’s Rebels Wrong
Don’t buy Qaddafi’s line: The rebels aren’t al Qaeda.
The Dark Corners of A Police State
A look at Libya’s haunted places.
Harvard for Tyrants
How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys.
Uri Friedman is deputy managing editor at Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, he reported for the Christian Science Monitor, worked on corporate strategy for Atlantic Media, helped launch the Atlantic Wire, and covered international affairs for the site. A proud native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he studied European history at the University of Pennsylvania and has lived in Barcelona, Spain and Geneva, Switzerland.| Passport |
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.| The List |