What's next for the Arab Spring?

Libyan civilians flash the victory sign at a Bani Walid checkpoint controlled by new regime fighters on September 13.

Story highlights

  • Marwan Muasher: Doomsayers who say Arab Spring is petering out are wrong; it is irreversible
  • Muasher: Elites and protesters are at an impasse, need to move toward consensus building
  • Protesters need political parties and programs, he says, and elites must reform
  • It will be hard, h