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Articles by Andrew Solomon: International Reporting


Oct 2011

Revitalizing Rio de Janeiro

Antonio Carlos Jobim once explained, “New York is great, but it’s a mess; Rio is a mess, but it’s great.”

Aug 2011

Enigmas and Lies in Libya

As rebel forces enter Tripoli, the big question is what will happen to the Qaddafi regime.

Mar 2011

Why Qaddafi Has To Go

To contemplate the idea that there would ever be a correlation between what Qaddafi said and what he did is to miss the central tenet of his rule.

Feb 2011

How Qaddafi Lost Libya

Modern Libya is an artificial construct, a remnant of colonialism. The glue holding it together is failing, and the warnings of chaos are real.

Jan 2010

A Trip Through Peru

Everywhere we found water hyacinths in bloom; Monet’s lily pond had nothing on these streams.

Aug 2009

Megrahi’s Compassionate Release

Does the possibility that someone has been wrongly imprisoned increase the imperative to offer compassionate release?

Nov 2008

Adventures in Antarctica

The tropics may be fire, but the world ends in ice.

Jan 2008

Madagascar: A Safari Tour

The bizarre flora and fauna seem to be the result of a mad collaboration among Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson, and God.

Nov 2006

Conversations: Saved by Sand

The challenge of preservation in Libya.

May 2006

Circle of Fire: Letter from Libya

Libyan officials must far outstrip the Red Queen in her habit of believing six impossible things before breakfast.