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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 12/2-12/27

In Foreign Affairs on January 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm

These are an assortment of the clips I have written while working for Newsmax’s new site, Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET) from December 2-December 31. These articles were published on their site following review by their Analysis Team. Shorter pieces (InBriefs – renamed Daily Briefs) do not require any sign up, however longer articles (Analysis) do require a subscription to the site.

Dec 27 – Guinea-Bissau/Gambia: Banjul Likely Behind Failed Coup in Guinea-Bissau http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guinea-Bissau-Gambia–Banjul-Likely-Behind-Failed-

Dec 27 – Philippines: Abu Sayyaf Attacks As Deaths From Flooding Hits 1,500 http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Abu-Sayyaf-Attacks-in-Phillipines-as-Deaths-From-F

Dec 23 – Yemen: Growth of Criminal Gangs Threatens Stability http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Growth-of-Criminal-Gangs-in-Yemen-Threatens-Stabil

Dec 23 – Rwanda: Kigali to Crackdown on Drug Use and Cross Border Smuggling http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Rwanda-Kigali-to-Crackdown-on-Drug-Use-and-Cross-B.aspx

Dec 23 – Democratic Republic of Congo: Confrontation LIkely Following Competing Inaugurations http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Democratic-Republic-of-Congo-Confrontation-Likely-

Dec 23 – Ethiopia/Sweden: Two Swedish Journalists Convicted of Aiding Terrorism Could Prompt Reduction of European Aid http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ethipoia-Sweden-tension.aspx

Dec 21 – Philippines: Flash Floods Devastate Island With Large Terrorist Group Presence http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Philippines-Flash-Floods-Devastate-Island-With-Lar Dec 19 – Turkey/France: Ankara Furious Over Armenian Genocide Bill http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Turkey-Furious-Over-French-Armenian-Genocide-Bill

Dec 19 – Russia/North Korea: Pyongyang Has Labor Camps in Siberia http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/North-Korrea-Has-Labor-Camps-in-Siberia

Dec 15 – Latvia: Twitter Causes False Banking Crisis http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Latvia-Twitter-Causes-False-Banking-Crisis

Dec 15 – Austria/Canada: Austria Refuses to Sell Tanks to Canadian Military http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Austria-Refuses-to-Sell-Tanks-to-Canadian-Military

Dec 14 – United Kingdom/Argentina: New Falkland Islands Offshore Oil Discovery Will Anger Buenos Aires http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/New-Falkland-Islands-Offshore-Oil-Discoveries-Will

Dec 14 – China/South Korea: Tensions Rise After South Korean Coast Guard KIlled By Chinese Fisherman http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-South-Korea-Tensions-Rise-After-South-Korean

Dec 14 – Italy: Rome Reevaluates New Austerity Measures Following Strike http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Italy-Reevaluates-New-Austerity-Measures-Following

Dec 14 – Tunisia: Tunis Swears in First New President Since Arab Spring http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tunisia-Swears-in-First-New-President-Since-Arab-S

Dec 13 – Europe: Cyber Security is Woefully Inadequate http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Europeean-Cyber-Security-is-Woefully-Inadequate

Dec 13 – South Korea/North Korea: Christmas Tree Controversy Unlikely to Escalate into Conflict http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Korea-North-Korea-Christmas-Tree-Controversy

Dec 13 – New Zealand/Indonesia: New Zealand Acquires Indonesia Oil Stake http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/New-Zealand-Acquires-Indonesian-Oil-Stake

Dec 13 – Haiti: Port-au-Prince Seeks Investment As Aid Begins to Falter http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Haiti-Seeks-Investment-As-Aid-Begins-to-Falter

Dec 13 – Estonia/Czech Republic: Tallinn & Prague Refuse to Contribute to IMF Euro Rescue http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Estonia-Czech-Republic–Refuse-to-Contribute-to-IM

Dec 12 – China/Australia: Beijing to Purchase More Australian Natural Gas http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-to-Purchase-More-Australian-Natural-Gas

Dec 9 – Laos: Faces Second Delay of Major Hydroelectric Dam http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Laos-Faces-Second-Delay-of-Major-Hydroelectric-Dam

Dec 9 – Canada: French Oil Company to Construct Oil Sands Mine http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-Approves-French-Oil-Company-to-Construct-Oi

Dec 8 – Bahrain: Tensions Could Prompt Renewed Violence http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Bahrain-Tensions-Could-Prompt-Renewed-Violence

Dec 8 – Russia/Iran/EU: Moscow Rejects Proposed EU Ban on Iranian Oil http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Iran-EU–Moscow-Rejects-Proposed-EU-Ban-on-

Dec 8 – Greece: Athens Approves New Austerity Budget http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Greece-Athens-Approves-New-Austerity-Budget

Dec 8 – Eritria: UN Increases Sanctions for Support of Al-Shabaab http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Eritrea-UN-Increases-Sanctions-for-Support-of-Al-S

Dec 8 – Belgium: Brussels New Government Promises to Tackle Debt http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Belgium-Brussels-New-Government-Promises-to-Tackle

Dec 7 – Ireland: Passes Tough Austerity Budget http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ireland–Passes-Tough-Austerity-Plan.aspx

Dec 7 – Peru: Lima Imposes State of Emergency to End Violent Protests, Protect Gold Mine http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Peru–Lima-Imposes-State-of-Emergency-to-End-Viole.aspx

Dec 6 – Slovenia: Election Reflects Frustration Against Incumbents, Weak Economy http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Slovenia–Election-Reflects-Frustration-Against-In.aspx

Dec 6 – Croatia: Election Reflects Economic Concerns, Anger over Scandals http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Croatia–Election-Reflects-Economic-Concerns,-Ange.aspx

Dec 6 – Ethiopia/China: Beijing Provides Addis Ababa With $700 Million in Loans http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/A-coalition-of-Croatian-opposition-parties-won-80-.aspx

Dec 5 – Ivory Coast/Ghana: Ivory Coast Claims Ghana’s Oil Fields http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Ivory-Coast-Ghana-Ivory-Coast-Trying-to-Claim-Ghan.aspx

Dec 5 – Latin America: 33 Nations Form New Regional Bloc, Could Challenge OAS http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Latin-America-33-Nations-Form-New-Regional-Bloc-Co.aspx

Dec 5 – China/Zimbabwe: Harare Reportedly WIll Adopt the Yuan as Its Currency www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Zimbabwe-Harare-Reportedly-Will-Adopt-the-Yu.aspx

Dec 2 – Burma/China; Rangoon’s Top General in Beijing to Discuss Military Cooperation http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Burma-China–Rangoon%E2%80%99s-Top-General-in-Beijing-to-D.aspx

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