Vandewalle has spent nearly 25 years chronicling the Libyan leader's regime. Now he revisits it all in an article published alongside more than 100 never-before-seen-photos from Qaddafi's private collection.
"The … photographs in the Qaddafi Files offer an unprecedented look into the long saga of the Libyan leader," Vandewalle writes. "I should know; I've been waiting and watching my entire professional life."
Read the full story, published by Foreign Policy on 10/24/11.