World Affairs

Gaddafi's Dead: What Comes Next?

Muammar Gaddafi has been killed: What happens next? In a Reuters post published shortly after the dictator’s death hit Twitter, Stefan Wolff offers some sound advice to the Libyan rebels that you’ll likely hear echoed in the coming days. Step one for the country’s National Transitional Council is to resist seeking revenge on Gadaffi loyalists. “Make sure that crimes are prosecuted through the courts, not by lynch mobs,” he writes. Next, the council needs to focus on building a legitimate government that inspires confidence from citizens and, as the economy is rebuilt, investors: “Libya has the benefit of vast resources, but they need to be managed carefully and for the benefit of all Libyans.”