The Death of Gadhafi and The Arab Spring

Friday, October 21, 2011

Men who have recently arrived from Libya celebrate at the border while waiting to be assigned to buses to take them to a transit camp on February 26, 2011 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia Men who have recently arrived from Libya celebrate at the border while waiting to be assigned to buses to take them to a transit camp on February 26, 2011 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia (Getty Images)

It’s been ten months since the series of revolutions and protests known as the Arab Spring sprung out across the region. It began in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. Tunisians go to the polls this Sunday in the first democratic elections of the Arab Spring. How will the developments in Libya may affect the entire region, particularly the elections in Tunis and then Egypt?

Anthony Shadid, Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times, and Michael Wahid Hanna, fellow at the Century Foundation, attempt to answer these questions.

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