Christopher S. Chivvis is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and teaches international history at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. Chivvis has served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and worked for more than a decade on international security and political economic issues in the United States and Europe. He has written for several top policy and scholarly journals including Current History, International Affairs, the Journal of Contemporary History, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Survival, The Washington Quarterly, the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Times, the US News and World Report, The Christian Science Monitor and CNN.com.
'Christopher Chivvis brilliantly dissects the 2011 intervention in Libya, providing a detailed account of Allied diplomacy and NATO military operations. Anyone thinking about future interventions should read this book.' James Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service, American University 'Christopher Chivvis provides a highly readable, insightful account of the Libyan intervention - its successes and limitations. As someone who participated in these events, I recognized much of the story told - and learned more new things than I'd imagined.' Ivo Daalder, former United States Ambassador to NATO 'Christopher Chivvis makes an interesting case in Toppling Qaddafi that NATO's intervention in Libya had a 'positive' outcome and that it should provide an 'antidote to the sense of helplessness and cynicism about American power'. Some readers may disagree with his conclusions, but not with the argument that this is an important and clarifying debate.' David Ignatius, columnist, The Washington Post 'Toppling Qaddafi provides both a highly readable account of NATO's war in Libya and a carefully analytical basis for evaluating the relevance of this precedent for current and future conflicts.' James F. Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation