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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 4/1-4/30/13

In Foreign Affairs on April 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

These are an assortment of the clips I have written while working for Newsmax’s new site, Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET) from April 1 – April 30. 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.

Apr 30 – Kosovo Agreement Could Bring Peace to the Balkans, Finally
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Kosovo-Agreement-Could-Bring-Peace-to-the-Balkans

Apr 30 – Iraq: Government Bans Al Jazeera Amid Rising Conflict
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iraq-Bans-Al-Jazeera-Amid-Rising-Conflict

Apr 26 – Peru: Government Considers Buying Repsol Assets
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Peru–Government-Considers-Buying-Repsol-Assets

Apr 26 – Bahrain Urges Gulf Unity to Combat Iranian Threat
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bahrain-Urges-Gulf-Unity-to-Combat-Iranian-Threat

Apr 26 – Poland/Russia: Warsaw Removes Treasury Minister Over Botched Gazprom Deal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Poland-Russia–Warsaw-Removes-Treasury-Minister-Ov

Apr 25 – Ivory Coast Local Elections Test Post-Conflict Stability
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Ivory-Coast-Local-Elections-Test-Post-Conflict-Sta

Apr 24 – In Cracking Down on Dissent, Kuwait Takes a Step Backward
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/In-Cracking-Down-on-Dissent-Kuwait-Takes-a-Step-Ba

Apr 24 – Somalia: IMF Recognition Gives Hope for Recovery
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/IMF-Recognition-of-Somalia-Builds-Future-Hope-for-

Apr 24 – Mexico: Scandal Threatens President’s Reform Agenda
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Scandal-Threatens-President-s-Reform-Agenda

Apr 24 – Rosneft Considers Partnering WIth ExxonMobil in Iraq
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Rosneft-Considers-Partnering-With-ExxonMobil-in-Ir

Apr 24 – Belize: Court Kills Offshore Oil Contracts
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Belize-Court-Kills-Offshore-Oil-Contracts

Apr 24 – Zimbabwe: Upcoming Elections Facing Significant Obstacles
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zimbabwe-Upcoming-Elections-Facing-Significant-Obs

Apr 24 – Mozambique/South Africa: BP to Expand Operations With $540 Million Investment
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/BP-to-Expand-Operations-in-Mozambique-and-South-Af

Apr 22 – Political Violence Could Derail Mozambique Energy Boom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Political-Violence-Could-Derail-Mozambique-Energy-

Apr 19 – Lebanon: Government Moves Forward With Gas Exploration Plans
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lebanon-Government-Moves-Forward-With-Gas-Explorat

Apr 19 – Kazakhstan: Government Ends Moratorium on New Mining Licenses
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kazakhstan-Government-Ends-Moratorium-on-New-Minin

Apr 19 – Guatemala: Judge Annuls Genocide Trial of Former Leader
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guatemalan-Judge-Annuls-Genocide-Trial-of-Former-L

Apr 18 – As Formula One Race Begins, Bahrain Braces for More Protests
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/As-Formula-One-Race-Begins-Bahrain-Braces-for-Mass

Apr 17 – Western Sahara in Danger of Becoming a Terrorist Haven
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Morocco-Scrambles-as-Western-Sahara-Becomes-Terror

Apr 17 – Indonesia: Eni Wants to Boost Operations
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Eni-Wants-to-Boost-Operations-in-Indonesia

Apr 17 – China: Glencore-Xstrata Merger Gets Green Light After Beijing Approval
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Approves-Glencore-Xstrata-Merger-Gets-Green-

Apr 17 – Uganda: CNOOC and Total Agree to Build Country’s First Oil Refinery
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/CNOOC-and-Total-Agree-to-Build-Uganda-First-Oil-Re

Apr 16 – Sudan/South Sudan: Progress on Fragile Peace Accord
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Sudan-South-Sudan–Progress-on-Fragile-Peace-Accor

Apr 16 – Netherlands: Government Postpones Austerity Measures
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Netherlands-Postpones-Austerity-Measures

Apr 16 – Ivory Coast: President Gains Complete Control Over Economy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ivory-Coast-President-Gains-Complete-Control-Over-

Apr 16 – Japan/Taiwan/China: Tensions Flare over Senkaku Islands
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tensions-Flare-Over-Senkaku-Islands

Apr 12 – Chile: Renewed Student Protests Threaten Renewed Unrest
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Student-Protests-in-Chile-Threaten-Renewed-Unrest

Apr 12 – UK: BP Suggests Shale Gas Could Boost Economy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/BP-Suggests-Shale-Gas-Could-Boost-UK-Economy

Apr 12 – EU Considers New Anti-Trust Investigation Against Google
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/EU-Considers-New-Anti-Trust-Investigation-into-Goo

Apr 11 – Libya’s Recovery Threatened by Large Militias
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Libya-s-Recovery-Threatened-by-Large-Militias

Apr 11 – Islamists Could Force France to Take Long-term Mali Role
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Islamists-Could-Force-France-to-Take-Long-term-Mal

Apr 10 – Syrian Refugees Finding Neighbors Hospitality Wearing Thin
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Syrian-Refugees-Finding-Neighbors-Hospitality-Wear

Apr 10 – Amnesty International Reports Global Death Penalty Trends Generally Falling
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Amnesty-International-Reports-Global-Death-Penalty

Apr 10 – The Netherlands Facing Looming Economic Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/The-Netherlands-Facing-Looming-Economic-Crisis

Apr 10 – Uruguay/Argentina: Presidential Animosity Latest Wedge in Mercosur
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Presidential-Animosity-Latest-Wedge-in-Mercosur

Apr 9 – Indonesia: New Power for President Will Help Economy
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Indonesia–New-Power-for-President-Will-Help-Econo

Apr 9 – Russia: Gazprom and Shell to Partner for Offshore Arctic Exploration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russian-Gazprom-and-Shell-to-Partner-For-Offshore-

Apr 9 – UK/Somalia: UK Warns of Imminent Terrorist Attacks in Mogadishu
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UK-Warns-of-Imminent-Terrorist-Attacks-in-Mogadish

Apr 9 – Montenegro: Pro-EU Incumbent President Reelected
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Montenegro-Reelects-Pro-EU-Incumbent

Apr 8 – Kenya Relieved by Post-Election Calm
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Kenya-Relieved-By-of-Post-Election-Calm

Apr 5 – Gaza: Hamas Elects Leadership Choosing Status Quo
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Hamas-Elects-Leadership-Choosing-Status-Quo

Apr 5 – Democratic Republic of Congo: UN Approves ‘Intervention Brigade’ To Stop Rebel Threats
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UN-Approves-Intervention-Brigade–To-Stop-Democra

Apr 5 – Mongolia Quietly Backing Down From Mining Standoff
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mongolia-Quietly-Backing-Down-From-Rio-Tinto-Stand

Apr 4 – Brazil Likely to Become Major Energy Exporter
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Brazil-Likely-to-Become-a-Major-Energy-Exporter

Apr 4 – Argentina: YPF Signs Patagonia Shale Exploration Deal With Dow Chemical
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Argentine-YPF-Signs-Patagonia-Shale-Exploration-De

Apr 4 – Cyprus/Turkey: Eni Facing Turkish Wrath For Cyprus Gas Exploration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Eni-Facing-Turkish-Wrath-For-Cyprus-Gas-Exploratio

Apr 4 – Guinea: Guinea Headed For Rocky Elections Amid Opposition Boycott
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guinea-Headed-For-Rocky-Elections-Amid-Opposition-

Apr 2 – Poland Referendum Could Threaten Euro Ambitions
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Poland-Referendum-Could-Threaten-Euro-Ambitions

Apr 2 – Sri Lanka: Sectarian Violence Threatens Stability
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sri-Lankan-Sectarian-Violence-Threatens-Stabilit

Apr 2 – UK: BP Pursues Shetland Islands Oil Exploration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/BP-Pursues-Shetland-Islands-Oil-Exploration

Apr 2 – New Gulf of Mexico Oil Discoveries Good Sign For Region’s Potential
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/New-Gulf-of-Mexico-Oil-Discoveries-Good-Sign-For-R

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