New Era for Libya

New Era for Libya

Libya leader Moammar Gadhafi's four-decade rule is crumbling. Analysts join Diane to discuss what's next for Libya and revolts in other Arab countries.

A new era for the people of Libya appears to be close at hand. The showdown between the NATO-backed rebels and the forces of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi quickly escalated over the weekend. Rebels burst into Tripoli from three directions and took control of the capital. But pockets of resistance remain. Last night President Obama said the momentum against the Gadhafi regime had reached "the tipping point." He said the U.S. will be in close coordination with the rebel leadership to help ensure a peaceful transition to democracy. Diane and a panel of analysts will discuss the latest developments in Libya and what lies ahead for the nation and its people.

Guests

Robin Wright

journalist, foreign policy analyst at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and editor of "The Iran Primer."

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.

Nadia Bilbassy

senior U.S. correspondent, MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Centre.

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