Looking Ahead in Libya: Power and Politics in a Post-Gadhafi World

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Rebels have launched an assault on Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli, even as the dictator remains in hiding. As what appear to be the final rounds of battle play out, questions are being raised about Libya's future. Will the rebels be able to lead a peaceful transition, or will their efforts be undermined by factionalism within their ranks? Who will control the nation's oil reserves, and how will oil wealth be used? What impact will events in Libya have on the rest of the region, and how should the West respond? Also, Hurricane Irene, and the unraveling of the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Did the legal system work? Sara Terry guest hosts.

Banner image: Libyans demonstrate outside the Libyan Embassy on August 23, 2011 in London, England as rebel fighters for the National Transitional Council fight with pro-Gadhafi forces for control of the Libyan capital. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images