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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 5/1-5/31/13

In Foreign Affairs on May 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

These are an assortment of the clips I have written while working for Newsmax’s new site, Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET) from May 1 – May 31. 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.

May 31 – Can a Trading Bloc Help Latin America Outgrow Leftism?
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Can-The-Pacific-Alliance-Reverse-Latin-America-s-L

May 31 – Russia: Mass Corruption Funneling Billions From Sochi Olympics
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russian-Leaders-Funneling-Billions-From-Sochi-Olym

May 31 – Argentine Official Claims Iranian Agents Infiltrating Latin America
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Argentine-Official-Claims-Iranian-Agents-Infiltrat

May 31 – Sudan: Renewed Darfur Clashes Highlight Persistent Fragility of Region
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sudan-Clashes-Highlight-Persistent-Fragility-of-Re

May 30 – Mali Jihadists Resurface in Niger
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mali-Jihadists-Resurface-in-Niger

May 30 – Italy: Rome Election Uncertainty Reflects National Political Troubles
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Rome-Election-Uncertainty-Reflects-National-Politi

May 30 – Afghanistan: Taliban Reign of Terror Continues Unabated
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Taliban-Reign-of-Terror-Continues-Unabated-in-Afgh

May 30 – Japan/Russia: Inpex and Rosneft to Explore Sea of Okhotsk
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/apan-and-Russia-to-Explore-Sea-of-Okhotsk

May 29 – Philippines: Abu Sayyaf Remains Deadly Threat
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/PhilippinesAbu-Sayyaf-Remains-Deadly-Threat

May 29 – Ireland: Government Rejects Accusations of Being Tax Haven
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ireland-Rejects-Accusations-of-Being-Tax-Haven

May 29 – Colombia: Major Land Deal Brings Country One Step Closer to Peace
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Colombia-Land-Deal-Brings-Country-One-Step-Closer-

May 28 – Slovenia Gives Austerity One Last Chance
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Slovenia-Gives-Austerity-Once-Last-Chance

May 23 – Spain: Rajoy Risks Everything With School Cuts
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Spain-Cuts-Education-Spending-Amid-Austerity-Prote

May 23 – Iceland Follows UK Footsteps in Calling For Referendum on EU Membership
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iceland-Follows-UK-Footsteps-in-Calling-For-Refere

May 23 – Malaysia: Political Tensions Rise Amid New Crackdown
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Malaysian-Political-Tensions-Rise-Amid-New-Crackdo

May 23 – Russia/Venezuela: Rosneft Trades Loan For Oil Partnership
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russian-Rosneft-Trades-Loan-For-Oil-Partnership

May 22 – Sweden: Mass Riots Shake Stockholm
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mass-Riots-Shake-Sweden

May 22 – Chile: Student Protests Growing Increasingly Violent
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chilean-Student-Protests-Growing-Increasingly-Viol

May 22 – Zambia: Unrest Could Threaten Copper Production
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zambian-Unrest-Could-Threaten-Copper-Production

May 22 – Morocco: Ruling Coalition in Crisis Over Reforms
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Morocco-Ruling-Coalition-in-Crisis-Over-Reforms

May 21- Argentina: Kirchner Plays Her Last Cards, But They Won’t Save Her
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Argentina–Kirchner-Plays-Her-Last-Cards-But-They

May 21 – Saudi Arabia: Government and Oil Companies Targeted By Hackers
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Saudi-Arabian-Government-and-Oil-Companies-Targete

May 21- Russia: Moscow Considers Reducing Stake in Rosneft
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Moscow-Considers-Reducing-Stake-In-Rosneft

May 20 – China Pursues New Role in Arab-Israeli Conflict
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Pursues-New-Role-in-Arab-Israeli-Conflict

May 17 – Australia/Mongolia: Australia Grants Loan for Rio Tinto Mongolia Mine
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Australian-Grants-Loan-for-Rio-Tinto-s-Mongolia-Mi

May 17 – Bolivia: Mass Protests Challenge Morales Leadership
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bolivian-Mass-Protests-Challenge-Morales-Leadershi

May 17 – Arctic Council Adds Six Observer Seats
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Arctic-Council-Adds-Six-Observer-Seats

May 16 – Bulgaria Faces Political Deadlock Amid Slow-Growth Austerity
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Bulgaria-Faces-Political-Deadlock-Amid-Slow-Growth

May 15 – Is the US-Trained Congo Military Making Things Worse?
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/UN-Peacekeepers-Struggle-Against-Congo-Rebels-and-

May 15 – Nigeria: President Declares State of Emergency Against Boko Haram
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nigerian-President-Declares-State-of-Emergency-Aga

May 15 – Guyana: Repsol Secures Offshore Exploration License
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Repsol-Secures-Guyana-Offshore-Exploration-License

May 15 – EU Raids BP, Shell, Statoil Investigating Price-Fixing
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/EU-Raids-BP-Shel-Statoil-Investigating-Price-Fi

May 15 – Canada/Italy: Canadian Mafia Bosses Killed in Sicily
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canadian-Mafia-Bosses-Killed-in-Sicily

May 14 – Guatemala: Government Frets After Court Finds Former Dictator Guilty of Genocide
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guatemalan-Court-Finds-Former-Dictator-Guilty-of-G

May 14 – Bangladesh: Major Global Retailers Sign Factory Safety Pact
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Major-Global-Retailers-Sign-Bangladesh-Factory-Saf

May 10 – How an Energy Shortage is Putting Britain in Peril
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/UK–Natural-Gas-Shortages-Huge-Price-Swings-to-Co

May 10 – France: Paris Grapples With Radicalization in Prison
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Paris-Grapples-with-Radicalization-in-Prison

May 10 – Philippines: Access to Alcohol and Money Limited Ahead of Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Philippines-Limit-Access-to-Alcohol-and-Money-Ahea

May 10 – East Timor Seeks to Scrap Oil and Gas Agreement With Australia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/East-Timor-Seeks-to-Scrap-Oil-and-Gas-Agreement-Wi

May 9 – New Unrest in Nigeria Threatens OIl Production
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/New-Unrest-in-Nigeria-Threatens-Oil-Production

May 8 – China/India: Tensions Ease After Troops Withdraw from Disputed Province
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-and-India-Tensions-Ease-After-Troops-Withdra

May 8 – Syria/Israel: Damascus Gives Palestinian Militants Approval to Retaliate
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Syria-Israel–Damascus-Gives-Palestinian-Militants

May 8 – Saudi Arabia: Government Relaxes Some Prohibitions on Women
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Saudi-Arabian-Government-Relaxes-Some-Prohibitions

May 8 – United States Warns of Pending Cyberattacks From Middle East
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-States-Warns-Of-Pending-Cyberattacks-From-M

May 8 – Guinea: More Violence Threatens Stability As Elections Loom
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guinea-More-Violence-Threatens-Stability-As-Electi

May 7 – Canada Facing Backlash For Refusal to Abandon Values
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Canada-Facing-Backlash-For-Refusal-to-Abandon-Valu

May 7 – Swiss Immigration Quotas Signal End of the New Europe
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/New-Swiss-Immigration-Quotas-May-Signal-End-of-Mod

May 3 – Guatemala: State of Emergency to Stop Anti-Mining Protests
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guatemala-Uses-State-of-Emergency-to-Stop-Anti-Min

May 3 – Canada Rejects Ecuador Lawsuit Seeking Chevron Assets
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-Rejects-Ecuador-Lawsuit-Seeking-Chevron-Ass

May 3 – Global Press Freedom Worsening
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Freedom-House-Warns-of-Worsening-Global-Press-Free

May 3 – Netherlands Gets First King in More Than 120 Years
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Netherlands-Gets-First-King-in-More-Than-120-Years

May 2 – South Africa’s ANC Strengthens Grip During Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/South-African-ANC-Strengthens-Grip-During-Crisis

May 2 – Slovenia: Credit Rating Downgrade Makes Bailout More Likely
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Slovenia-Credit-Rating-Downgrade-Makes-Bailout-Mor

May 2 – UK Again Warns Scotland Against Secession
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UK-Again-Warns-Scotland-Against-Secession

May 1- All Is Not Well In Deceptively Calm Algeria
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/All-Is-Not-Well-In-Deceptively-Calm-Algeria

8. Algeria

May 1- Landlocked Bolivia Sues Chile For Access to Sea
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Landlocked-Bolivia-Sues-Chile-For-Access-to-Sea

May 1 – Madagascar: July Electons Bring Deja Vu of Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Madagascar-July-Elections-Bring-Deja-Vu-of-Crisis

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