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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 2/1-2/29/12

In Foreign Affairs on February 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

These are an assortment of the clips I have written while working for Newsmax’s new site, Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET) from February 1-February 29. These articles were published on their site following review by their Analysis Team. Shorter pieces (InBriefs) do not require any sign up, however longer articles (Analysis) do require a subscription to the site. Since starting work at LIGNET I’ve written about 151 countries

Feb 29 – Belarus: Minsk Expels EU Ambassadors Over New Sanctions
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Belarus-Minsk-Expels-EU-Ambassadors-Over-New-Sanct

Feb 29 – South Africa/Namibia/Zimbabwe: South African President Hopes Drag Regional Countries into Mugabe Controversy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Africa-Namibia-Zimbabwe–South-African-Presi

Feb 29 – Solomon Islands/Russia: Solomon Islands Appoints New FM to Distance Country From Moscow
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Solomon-Islands-Russia-Solomon-Islands-Appoints-Ne

Feb 29 – Lesotho: Prime MInister Ditches Ruling Party; Makes Them Opposition
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lesotho-Prime-Minister-Ditches-Ruling-Party-Makes-

Feb 28 – Bahrain: Opposition Seething One Year After Arab Spring Protests
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Bahrain-Religious-Conflict-Still-Seething-After-An

Feb 28 – France/Benin/Burkina Faso/Mali: French FM’s Africa Tour Focuses on Instability
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Benin-Burkina-Faso-Mali–French-FM-s-Africa

Feb 28 – Brunei: Sultan Seeks to Expand Ties With Other Muslim Countries
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brunei-Sultan-Seeks-to-Expand-Ties-With-Other-Musl

Feb 28 – Iran/Lebanon: Iranian Defense Minister Says Boosting Lebanese Army Is Part of Iranian Policy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iranian-Defense-Minister-Says-Boosting-Lebanese-Ar

Feb 28 – Colombia: FARC Promises to Stop Kidnapping For Ransom
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Colombia-FARC-Promises-to-Stop-Kidnapping-For-Rans

Feb 27 – Hungary/Germany: Budapest Turns to Berlin After EU Announces Plan to Punish It Over Debt
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Hungary-Germany–Budapest-Turns-to-Berlin-After-EU

Feb 27 – Nepal/TIbet/China: Nepal Arrests Tibetans Protesting China
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nepal-Arrests-Tibetans-Protesting-China

Feb 27 – Antarctica/Brazil/Chile: Brazil Loses Millions After Antarctic Base Explodes
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Antarctica-Brazil-Chile–Brasil-Loses-Millions-Aft

Feb 23 – Yemen: Successful Election Ends President Saleh’s Rule
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Yemen-Successful Election-Ends-President-Saleh-s-R

Feb 23 – China/Bulgaria: Beijing Opens First European Auto Plant in Bulgaria
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Beijing-Opens-First-European-Auto-Plant-in-Bulgari

Feb 23 – Malaysia/Japan: Court Challenge Could Delay Rare Earth Plant
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Malaysia-Japan–Court-Challenge-Could-Delay-Rare-E

Feb 23 – France/Equatorial Guinea/Gabon/Congo: Tensions Rise as France Investigates Embezzlement By African Despots
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Equatorial-Guinea-Gabon-Congo-Tensions-Rise

Feb 22 – Countries Hunt for Rare Minerals to Offset Imports from China
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Countries-Grapple-for-Strategic-Minerals-to-Offset

Feb 22 – Sierra Leone/Liberia: New Offshore Oil Deposits Discovered
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/New-Offshore-Oil-Deposits-Discovered-off-Liberia-a

Feb 22 – Spain: Protests Erupt Over Budget Cuts and Police Violence
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Spain–Protests-Erupt-Over-Budget-Cuts-and-Police-

Feb 22 – Georgia: Coalition of Opposition Parties Forms to Challenge President in Fall Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Georgia-Coalition-of-Opposition-Parties-Forms-to-C

Feb 22 – Malta/Libya: Malta Returns Two Mirage F1 Fighter Jets to Libya
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Malta-Returns-Two-Mirage-F1-Fighter-Jets-to-Libya

Feb 21 – Ireland/China: Dublin and Beijing to Expand Trade
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/IrelandChina-Dublin-And-Beijing-To-Expand-Trade

Feb 21 – Vatican: Pope Appoints New Cardinals to Combat Infighting
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Vatican–Pope-Appoints-New-Cardinals-to-Combat-Inf

Feb 20 – Mali: Tuareg Rebellion Gains Momentum Potentially Destabilizing Region
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mali-Tuareg-Rebellion-Gains-Momentum-Potentially-D

Feb 17 – Israel/Cyprus: Netanyahu Visits Cyprus to Talk Cooperation, Will Anger Turkey
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Cyprus-Netanyahu-Visits-Cyprus-to-Talk-Coop

Feb 17 – Russia/Turkmenistan/Algeria: Moscow to Sell %500 Million in Tanks to Turkmenistan, Algeria
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Turkmenistan-Algeria-Moscow-to-Sell-$500-Mi

Feb 17 – United Kingdom/Botswana: Visit by UK Foreign Secretary Expands Ties
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Botswana-Visit-By-UK-Foreign-Secret

Feb 17 – Dominican Republic/Russia; Dominican Republic Offers Gazprom Incentives to Explore for Offshore Oil
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Dominican-Republic-Russia-Dominican-Republic-Offer

Feb 16 – Falklands/Dominica/Antigua and Barbuda: Countries Distance Themselves From ALBA Decision to Ban Falkland Ships
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Falklands-Dominica-Antigua-and-Barbuda–Countries-

Feb 16 – Sri Lanka: Government Cracks Down on Protests on Fuel Price Increase
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sri-Lanka–Government-Cracks-Down-on-Protests-Over

Feb 16 – Montenegro/Russia: Montenegro to Join Russia’s South Stream Gas Pipeline
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Montenegro-Russia–Montenegro-to-Join-Russia-s-Sou

Feb 16 – Venezuela: Opposition Refuses Order to Surrender Voter List to Government
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Venezuela–Opposition-Refuses-Order-to-Surrender-V

Feb 15 – Guyana: Drilling of Oil Well Resumes After 12 Year Delay
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guyana-Drilling-of-Oil-Well-Resumes-After-12-Year-

Feb 15 – Nigeria/Benin/Togo: Agreement to Fight Uptick in Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nigeria-Benin-Togo-Countries-Fight-Uptick-in-Pirac

Feb 15 – Russia/Angola: Moscow Agrees to Expand Economic Ties
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Angola-Moscow-Agrees-to-Expand-Economic-Tie

Feb 15 – Nicaragua: Central Bank President Quits After Ortega Pledges to Use Funds For ALBA Bank
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nicaragua-Central-Bank-President-Quits-After-Orteg

Feb 14 – Philippines: Al Qaeda Affiliates on the Ropes
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Philippines-Al-Qaeda-Affiliates-On-the-Ropes

Feb 14 – Lebanon/Syria: Violence Spills into Northern Lebanon
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lebanon-Syria-Violence-Spills-into-Northern-Lebano

Feb 14 – European Union: Thousands Brave Subzero Temperatures to Protest ACTA
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/European-Union-Thousands-Brave-Subzero-Temperature

Feb 14 – China/Chad/Cameroon: Beijing to Ship Oil From Chad Through Cameroon By End of 2012
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Chad-Cameroon-Beijing-to-Ship-Oil-From-Chad-

Feb 14 – India/Maldives: New Delhi Fears Terrorism in Aftermath of Coup
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Maldives-New-Delhi-Fears-Terrorism-in-Afterm

Feb 14 – Poland/Lithuania: Unified Natural Gas Networks A Step Closer to Approval
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Poland-Lithuania-Unified-Natural-Gas-Networks-A-St

Feb 13 – Russia/Armenia: Moscow Looks to Expand Security Ties With Armenia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Moscow-Looks-to-Expand-Security-Ties-With-Armenia

Feb 10 – Syria/Hamas/Qatar: Hamas Moves Headquarters to Doha to Avoid Syria Fallout
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Hamas-Qatar-Hamas-Moves-Headquarters-to-Doha-to-Av

Feb 10 – Netherlands: Mitsubishi to End Auto Production in Netherlands
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Netherlands-Mitsubishi-to-Stop-Production-at-Nethe

Feb 9 – China/European Union: Beijing Bans Airlines From Paying EU Carbon Tax
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-European-Union-Beijing-Bans-Airlines-From-Pa

Feb 9 – Suriname/St. Lucia: Countries Take Hard Left As They Join ALBA Bloc
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Suriname-St-Lucia-Countries-Take-Hard-Left-As-They

Feb 9 – South Africa/Tanzania/Mozambique: Countries to Cooperate in Combating Piracy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Africa-Tanzania-Mozambique–Countries-to-Coo

Feb 9 – Guinea: Government Threatens to Cancel Mining Licenses
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guinea–Government-Threatens-to-Cancel-Mining-Lice

Feb 8 – Yemen: Saleh’s Presence to Determine Outcome of Elections
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Yemen-Salehs-Presence-to-Determine-Outcome-of-Upco

Feb 8 – Kyrgyzstan/Canada: Kyrgyz Workers Strike At Major Canadian-Operated Gold Mine
http://lignet.com/InBriefs/Kyrgyzstan-Canada–Kyrgyz-Workers-Strike-At-Major-

Feb 8 – Russia/Belarus/Ukraine: Gazprom to Increase Gas Exports Via Belarus As Tensions Rise Between Moscow and Kiev
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Belarus-Ukraine-Gazprom-to-Increase-Gas-Exp

Feb 8 – Sudan/South Sudan/China; Kidnapped Workers Released With Help From South Sudan
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sudan-South-Sudan-China-Kidnapped-Workers-Released

Feb 7 – Israel/Lebanon: Third Major Natural Gas Find Off Coast of Israel Could Prompt Renewed Challenges from Beirut
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Lebanon-Third-Major-Natural-Gas-Find-Off-Co

Feb 7 – Romania: Opposition Demands Early Elections After Prime Minister Resigns
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Romania-Opposition-Demands-Early-Elections-After-P

Feb 7 – Cambodia/Iran: Cambodia to Defy International Sanctions Against Importing Iranian Oil
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Cambodia-to-Defy-International-Sanctions-Against-I

Feb 7 – China/Djibouti: Beijing Looks to Invest in Strategically Important Djibouti
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Djibouti-Beijing-Looks-to-Invest-in-Strategi

Feb 6 – Tiny Qatar: A Big Problem for Syria
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Tiny-Qatar–A-Big-Problem-For-Syria

Feb 6 – Tunisia/Syria: Tunis Expels Ambassador and Cuts Ties With Syria
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tunisia-Syria-Tunis-Expels-Ambassador-and-Cuts-Tie

Feb 6 – Finland: First Conservative in 30 Years Elected President
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Finland-First-Conservative-in-30-Years-Elected-Pre

Feb 6 – Panama: Government Attempts to Remove Protestors Blocking Major Highway
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Panama-Government-Attempts-to-Remove-Indigenous-Pr

Feb 6 – Mauritius/Seychelles/India: Mauritius and Seychelles Look to New Delhi to Offset Chinese Influence
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mauritius-and-Seychelles-Look-to-India-to-Offset-C

Feb 3 – Kuwait: Islamist Opposition Gains in Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kuwait-Islamists-Opposition-Gains-in-Elections

Feb 3 – Uruguay/Brazil/Argentina: Montevideo and Brasilia Upset With New Argentine Trade Restrictions
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Uruguay-Brazil-Argentina-Montevideo-and-Brasilia-U

Feb 3 – Portugal: Lisbon to Sell 40 Percent Stake of National Power Company to China and Oman
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Portugal–Lisbon-to-Sell-40-Percent-Stake-of-Natio

Feb 2 – Morocco/Algeria: Long Bitter Relations Improving
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Morocco-Algeria–Long-Bitter-Relations-Improving

Feb 2 – Colombia: Terrorist Attack on Police Station Kills 6
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Colombia–Terrorist-Attack-on-Police-Station-Kills

Feb 1 – Uruguay/Brazil/Argentina: Montevideo and Brasilia Upset With New Argentine Trade Restrictions
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Uruguay-Brazil-Argentina–Montevideo-and-Brasilia-

Feb 1 – African Union: Summit Fails to Elect Leader
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/African-Union–Summit-Fails-to-Elect-Leader

Feb 1 – Macedonia/Turkey: Leaders Meet to Build Political and Economic Ties, Counter Greek Opposition to Macedonia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Macedonia-Turkey-Leaders-Meet-to-Build-Political-a

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