Matt GregoryWeblog: worldasweknowit2011.blogspot.com/
First Published: May 19, 2011 / Last Published: Sep 10, 2011
I am a political writer mainly focusing my articles on recent events relating to the Arab Spring uprisings and subsequent occurrences in the Middle East and Africa. I have analyzed both US and world politics, and often attempt to identify trends in contemporary international relations and discuss their implications for the global community.
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September 10, 2011
A Day that Changed America
Let us look to the future without forgetting how we've gotten where we are.
August 7, 2011
Helicopter Shootdown Illustrates that Afghanistan Cannot be Ignored
In the wake of recent events in the Middle East, Afghanistan has largely been ignored as military priorities have been focused elsewhere. Saturday's attack on a US helicopter is certain to change that.
August 5, 2011
Time to Look Past Sanctions as a Solution to Syria's Situation
Recently, both America and the UN have condemned and used sanctions in an effort to dissuade Bashar al-Assad from harming his own people. At some point, leaders must understand the failure of this tactic.
August 3, 2011
Has the Arab Spring Reached a Stalemate?
Recent events in Syria and Libya have demonstrated to rebels and to the international community that the protesters' initial dream of freedom is far from happening. Indeed, one can wonder whether any progress has even been made at all.
July 24, 2011
Norway the Victim of Massive Terrorist Attack
Saturday's dual terrorist attacks in Norway leave a swath of tangible and psychological devestation behind and a multitude of questions unanswered.
July 22, 2011
Gadhafi Refuses to Talk with Libyan Rebels
Through his refusal to even entertain the idea of peace talks with rebel leaders, Muhammar Gadhafi has demonstrated himself to be either deluded, bluffing, or insane. I'd bet on the last option.
July 20, 2011
Libyan Rebels Gain Recognition but not Battlefield Success
In the last few days, Libyan rebels have gained worldwide recognition as the legitimate representation of Libya. However, from recent losses around the city of Brega, it is apparent that more must be done to ensure rebel victory.
July 18, 2011
Message from the Taliban: Afghanistan is no Longer Safe
Recently, two of Afghanistan's highest ranked government officials have been murdered by the Taliban. This trend could have disasterous consequences for the Afghan government and people.
July 16, 2011
A Disturbing Trend: China, Sudan, North Korea, and Iran
On Wednesday, China filed an official claim demanding that the international community immediately lift sanctions on Sudan. Is this simply a thoughtful gesture or part of a disturbing trend concerning international commerce?
July 13, 2011
South Sudan, Libya, and the Two-State Solution
On Saturday, South Sudan succeeded in putting the idea of a two-state solution into practice by declaring independence from Sudan. However, that same action may have different results in different areas around the world.