Local Experts Analyze Calamitous News Coming From Middle East And North Africa

San Diego Union Tribune -- Avi Spiegel, PhD, is assistant professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego.

As rebellion continues to roll through the Arab nations of North Africa and the Middle East, the differences in these similar struggles are becoming more apparent.

The most significant case in point is Libya, where an extraordinary U.N.-sanctioned intervention is underway to prevent Colonel Moammar Ghadaffi from violently suppressing revolt among his people. Meanwhile, a dangerous and confusing rebellion is unfolding in Yemen, which may lead to a split in that nation's military. And popular protests have begun in Southern Syria. (Full Story)