Qaddafi's death emboldened protesters across Syria Friday. While international appetite for intervention is low, the Syrian conflict could intensify as regional actors back particular factions within the country.
After Qaddafi, some say prospects for orderly transition in Libya – a traditionally divided, tribal society – are not good. There is hope, however, that the homegrown nature of the rebellion will improve the country's prospects.
Muammar Qaddafi's government was one of a kind, with no independent institutions. That means Libya's new government has nothing, good or bad, to build on.
Now that Qaddafi is dead and Sirte is captured, Libyans can repay those countries who helped in his ouster not through kickbacks or development contracts, but by establishing a stable, democratic, economically open future for Libya. That's the real 'peace dividend.'
Muammar Qaddafi was killed as he attempted to flee his last remaining stronghold of Sirte, according Libya's National Transitional Council.
The armed militias and loose weapons pose a significant threat to Libya as it tries to build a stable democratic government, Secretary of State Clinton said Tuesday.
With American unilateralism ebbing, Western nations and the rising BRICS countries are still finding their way to a new geopolitical balance – and Arab Spring nations like Syria are caught in the middle.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a voice for military intervention in Libya. Now, she's visiting Tripoli, basking in the mission's success and trying to boost US ties to the new government.