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Ronald Reagan dubbed Muammar Qaddafi the “mad dog” of the Middle East, a name that stuck until his death in October.

Nov. 14, 2011

As Libyans absorb the impact of Qaddafi’s death, the BBC’s Owen Bennett-Jones explores what happens after dictators leave power. How does the manner of a dictator's downfall shape a country's chances of recovery? Also, Qatar was one of the first countries to back Libyans’ effort to oust Muammar Qaddafi. In his new article, “The Strange Power of Qatar,” Hugh Eakin from the New York Review of Books explains the emirate’s complex web of foreign policy ambitions in the Arab world.