In the wake of last night's events in Tripoli, policy makers are eager to see how effectively the Libyan Transitional Council will respond to what might be the end of Moammar Gadhafi 42 year reign. With a lack of non-governmental organizations in the country and few structures in place to support the council and the rebel forces, the challenges ahead for the state are numerous. The most pressing matter being who will fill the power vacuum left open by Gadhafi's fall. Will NATO be asked to assist, or will the Libyan people direct their own government for the first time in over four decades?
As fighting continues in Tripoli, Ibrahim Sharqieh, director of the Brookings Doha Center, discusses the events from Qatar and how he sees the nation progressing in the near future.