I'm quoted in Jason McLure's Bloomberg article "Qaddafi's African Dream in Tatters as Net Tightens Around `King of Kings.'"
Here are my quotes:
“Assuming Qaddafi is finished you’re going to have a very different role that Libya plays whoever is in charge vis-a-vis the rest of sub-Saharan Africa,” David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, said in a phone interview from Washington. “Libya will become over the next couple of years a very modest player in African affairs.”Image: Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi seen here in 2008. Photographer: Artyom Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images.
... Creating the regional group “was his way of providing aid and investment to member nations,” said Shinn. “They saw it as a way of getting largesse out of Libya. I would not be a bit surprised if that organization collapses.”