An Update on the Libyan Rebellion

An Update on the Libyan Rebellion

Secretary of State Clinton meets with European leaders and high-level members of Libya's opposition forces. The Arab League presses for support for a no-fly zone to impede pro-Gadhafi military assaults. An update on U.S. strategy for Libya and the region.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with European leaders in Paris yesterday to discuss options for Libya. France, Britain and the Arab League are pushing for a no-fly zone to dismantle Libya's air power. Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi are making gains in re-taking rebel territory. While in Paris, Secretary Clinton met with a key member of the Libyan opposition. But the Obama administration has not publicly endorsed any Libyan group or military action. Turmoil has escalated elsewhere in the Arab world. Saudi Arabia sent troops to Bahrain to quell unrest. And Yemen hardened its stance against protesters. An update on Libya and the region.


Mark Quarterman

senior adviser and director of the Program on Crisis, Conflict and Cooperation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Mark Landler

diplomatic correspondent, The New York Times.

David Schenker

Aufzien fellow and director of the Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former top policy aide on the Arab countries of the Levant at the Pentagon.

Nancy Youssef

Middle East correspondent, McClatchy newspapers; she just returned to Cairo from a 10-day reporting trip to Libya.

Muftah Tarhouni

a citizen of Benghazi and a supporter of the opposition. For reasons of security, he asked for his tribal name to be used instead of his surname.

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