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War in Libya : Burning Question
Libyan rebel fighters fire weapons during a push Thursday to flush out pro-Gadhafi forces: Some worry that Libya may still be in for a long, bloody insurgency.

Will Libya face a post-war insurgency?

Moammar Gadhafi's diehard supporters aren't giving up easily, raising fears that they'll keep fighting long after the hunted colonel is gone

War in Libya : Fact Sheet
Condoleezza Rice smiles during a news conference in Tripoli in 2008: Moammar Gadhafi met the US Secretary only once, but had an apparent fixation on her.

Gadhafi's Condi Rice fixation and 5 other despot revelations

When the rebels seized control of Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound, they found no shortage of bizarre and disturbing artifacts

War in Libya : Flashback
A Libyan fighter takes a souvenir photo as rebels flush out pro-Gadhafi forces in Tripoli: With victory near, critics say the NATO-led effort still failed in many respects.

3 ways the war in Libya failed

Victory is at hand for Libya's rebels. For NATO, not so much

War in Libya : Best Video
Two journalists lean against a wall in the Rixos Hotel: 35 journalists, kept against their will in the building for five days, were finally freed on Wednesday.

Journalists freed in Tripoli: Inside their 'frightening' ordeal

The harrowing tale of 35 journalists held at gunpoint for five days inside Libya's Rixos Hotel — as related by one of them, a CNN newsman

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Libyan rebel fighters stand guard at the entrance to the Zawiyah oil refinery after seizing control earlier this month: Experts say Moammar Gadhafi's fall may cause oil prices to drop.

What does Gadhafi's fall mean for oil prices?

Before the war, Libya produced roughly 2 percent of the world's oil supply. Now, as the fighting winds down, oil could start gushing once again

War in Libya : Forecast
A Libyan rebel holds a Kingdom of Libya flag at Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli: Among its many challenges, the new regime will have to figure out what to do with Gadhafi government loyalists.

4 obstacles Libya's new leaders must overcome

Yes, the rebels have taken much of Tripoli. Yes, it looks like curtains for Moammar Gadhafi. But Libya's biggest challenges still lie ahead

War in Libya : Analysis
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2009: The embattled despot could be tried as a war criminal, provided he doesn't find refuge in a neighboring country first.

What's next for Moammar Gadhafi?

Nobody seems to know where the embattled Libyan leader is hiding, or where he's headed. Here, 5 predictions

War in Libya : Burning Question
Moammat Gadhafi gestures from a car after conflict negotiations failed in April 2011: He has not been seen in months.

Where in the world is Moammar Gadhafi?

As Libyan rebels claim control of much of Tripoli, the whereabouts of the North African nation's longtime leader are unknown. Here, five theories

War in Libya : Forecast
Libyan rebels celebrate Monday after taking control of most of the capital, Tripoli, even as Moammar Gadhafi's exact whereabouts remain unknown.

Rebels sweep Tripoli: What's next for Libya?

The rebels trying to topple Moammar Gadhafi appear on the brink of succeeding — though many daunting questions about Libya's future remain

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A man mourns during the burial of Libya's rebel military commander Gen. Abdel Fattah Younes, whose assassination could ratchet up tensions within the anti-Gadhafi army.

The 'ominous' assassination of Libya's rebel commander

A controversial defector suspected of remaining loyal to Moammar Gadhafi is killed under mysterious circumstances. Will this split the opposition in two?

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A man picks at rubble in a destroyed home in Misrata, Libya: If and when Moammar Gadhafi finally gives up power, there may be an immediate power vacuum... and, possibly, an insurgency.

What would post-Gadhafi Libya look like?

The North African despot is holding on as Libya's civil war drags on, but already, there's concern about how to restore peace after he's gone

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Supporters of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi take part a rally in the town of Al-Ajaylat

Will France let Gadhafi stay in Libya?

Foreign leaders are warming to the idea of letting the Libyan despot retire in the country he has ruled brutally for decades

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A crowd of Libyan rebel supporters in Benghazi: The United States and other Western governments have officially declared that Libya's rebels are the country's legitimate rulers.

The West's recognition of Libya's rebels: Will it help?

The U.S. declares that opposition leaders are Libya's legitimate rulers — though it may take more than that to convince Moammar Gadhafi

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A tattered Libyan rebel flag on the road to Brega: How far will Moammar Gadhafi go?

Gadhafi's 'suicidal plan': Would he really blow up Tripoli?

A Russian diplomat says the Libyan leader might turn his missile stockpile on his own capital before letting rebels overtake it

War in Libya : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: The myth of American isolationists

Neocons and liberal interventionists accuse the more restrained among us of fostering America's decline. But nothing could be further from the truth

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Moammar Gadhafi in April 2011: The embattled Libyan leader is reportedly open to making a deal to step down, under a series of strict conditions.

Could Russia lure Gadhafi out of Libya?

Moscow reportedly believes Moammar Gadhafi is open to stepping down. But the embattled despot may have already missed his best chance to negotiate

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