Rebel forces continue to battle in the streets of Tripoli, Moammar Gadhafi's son has reappeared and claims that forces loyal to his father are in control, and some reports say that the Libyan strongman is safely in hiding in the capital. But with the end apparently near, what comes next? What kind of democracy might take root in Libya? How will rebel forces negotiate factionalism on the ground as they try to create a new regime? As an oil-rich country, are Libya's prospects for change more promising than post-revolution situations in Tunisia and Egypt? Has Obama's "lead from behind" policy been vindicated? How will the US operate more effectively in a dramatically changing region – where it may have less influence than its had in the past?
Looking Ahead in Libya: Power and Politics in a Post-Gadhafi World
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Vivienne Walt - Time magazine - @vivwalt, Johnny West - United Nations Development Program, Aaron David Miller - Carnegie Endowment; former Middle East peace negotiator - @aarondmiller2, Michael Crowley - Politico - @MichaelCrowley