Things are picking up in “Tripoli today”:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/world/africa/21libya.html?partner=rss&emc=rss, and it is looking increasingly likely that the Qadaffi regime may fall shortly. If so, that raises the important question of “what comes next”:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/08/21/libya-s-muammar-gaddafi-and-tripoli-could-fall-soon-what-next.html? I personally have no idea, but would be interested in input from any political scientists with commentary on the topic. Please email me directly at joshua dot tucker at nyu dot edu if you are either interested in writing a guest post on the topic yourself, or else simply submitting a paragraph or two that I will compile into a post from everyone who responds. It would be nice if we could use the Monkey Cage to begin a discussion on this topic.