@ Brookings Podcast: The U.S. Role in Supporting the Libyan Rebels

April 22, 2011

As observers warn of stalemate between the rebel forces and dictator Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, expert Tarik Yousef says the United States has a responsibility to aid the cause of democracy in the region, and can speak with greater authority in North Africa than the former colonial powers of Europe. Yousef, a Libyan-born scholar, discusses the surprising spirit with which the rebels have launched their revolt after 42 years of iron rule.