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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 6/1-6/30/13

In Foreign Affairs on June 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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

June 28 – Egypt: Army Heightens Security At Suez Canal Ahead of Unrest
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Egyptian-Army-Heightens-Security-At-Suez-Canal-Ahe

June 28 – Paraguay: President-Elect Demands Concessions Before Rejoining Mercosur
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Paraguayan-President-Elect-Demands-Concessions-Bef

June 28 – Albania: Victorious Socialist Opposition to Roll Back Austerity
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Albanian-Socialist-Opposition-to-Roll-Back-Austeri

June 26 – India: PM Calls for Unity Following Militant Attacks in Kashmir
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-PM-Calls-For-Unity-Following-Militant-Attack

June 26 – Portugal: Austerity Continues to Fuel Discontent
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Portugal-Austerity-Continues-to-Fuel-Discontent

June 26 – United Kingdom/Spain: Gibraltar Shooting Sparks Diplomatic Conflict
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Gibraltar-Shooting-Sparks-Diplomatic-Conflict

June 26 – Despite Tensions, Vietnam and China Extend Joint Gulf of Tonkin Exploration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Despite-Tensions-Vietnam-and-China-Extend-Joint-G

June 25 – Russia Draws Closer to China With Massive New Oil Deal
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Russia-Draws-Closer-to-China-With-Massive-New-Oil-

June 25 – Kuwait: Election Trouble Could Hurt Economic Growth
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Kuwait–Election-Trouble-Could-Hurt-Economic-Growt

June 25 – Spain: Police Arrest 8 Terror Suspects in African Enclave
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Spainish-Police-Arrest-8-Terror-Suspects-In-Africa

June 25 – Qatar: Emir Abdicates, Handing Power to 33-Year-Old Son
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Qatar-Emir-Abdicates,-Handing-Power-to-33-Year-Old

June 21 – Sudan: Latest Oil Dispute Shatters Illusions of Peace
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Sudan–Latest-Oil-Dispute-Shatters-Illusions-of-Pe

June 21 – United Kingdom Rejects Vatican Mediation With Argentina Over Falklands
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Rejects-Vatican-Mediation-With-Arge

June 21 – Mozambique: Rebel Group Threatens to Paralyze Economy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mozambique–Rebel-Group-Threatens-To-Paralyze-Econ

June 21 – Costa Rica Halts $1.3 Billion Chinese-Funded Refinery Upgrade
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Costa-Rica-Halts-$1-3-Billion-Chinese-Funded-Refin

June 20 – Ecuador: Government Passes Restrictions on Media
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ecuador-Government-Passes-Restrictions-on-Media

June 19 – How Cutting Subsidies Will Make Indonesia Richer
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Despite-Protests-Indonesia-Moves-to-Slash-Broad-F

9. Indonesia

June 19 – Bulgaria: Opposition Boycott Brings new Parliament to Halt
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bulgarian-Opposition-Boycott-Brings-New-Parliament

June 19 – Jordan/United Kingdom: King Abdullah II Supports New Extradition Treaty
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Jordan-United-Kingdom-King-Abdullah-II-Supports-Ne

June 19 – Canada’s Kinross Exits Ecuadorean Gold Mine Paving Way for Chinese Entrance
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-s-Kinross-Exits-Ecuadorean-Gold-Mine-Paving

June 18 – Yemen Faces Uphill Battle Amid Political Transition
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Yemen-Faces-Uphill-Battle-Amid-Political-Transitio

June 18 – Egypt: Morsi Names Hardline Ex-Millittant Islamist As Governor of Luxor
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Egyptian-Morsi-Names-Hardline-Ex-Militant-Islamist

June 18 – Zimbabwe: Under Pressure Mugabe Postpones Election Date
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zimbabwe-s-Under-Pressure-Mugabe-Postpones-Electio

June 14 – Gazprom Ambitions Hitting European Glass Ceiling
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Gazprom-Ambitions-Hitting-European-Glass-Ceiling.aspx

June 14 – United States/Syria: Obama Agrees to Arm Syrian Rebels
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Syrian-Obama-Agrees-to-Arm-Syrian-Rebels

June 14 – Norway/Russia: Statoil Partners With Rosneft For Arctic Exploration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Norway-and-Russia-Statoil-Partners-With-Rosneft-Fo

June 14 – Brazil: Increasingly Violent Protests Could Threaten Economy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brazil-Increasingly-Violent-Protests-Could-Threate

June 12 – Is Chinese Overreach Fueling an African Backlash?
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Is-Chinese-Overreach-Fueling-an-African-Backlash

June 12 – Russia: ExxonMobil and Rosneft Conclude Arctic and Technology Deals
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/ExxonMobil-and-Rosneft-Conclude-Arctic-and-Technol

June 12 – Nigeria: Chevron Backing Away From Unstable Oil Industry
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chevron-Backing-Away-From-Nigerian-Unstable-Oil-In

June 12 – Study Finds World Grows Less Peaceful Since 2008
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Study-Finds-World-Grows-Less-Peaceful-Since-2008

June 12 – Nicaragua Looks to China to Build Alternative to Panama Canal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nicaragua-Looks-to-China-to-Build-Alternative-to-P

June 11 – Norway: Tax Increase Prompts Statoil to Delay $15.5 Billion Arctic Venture
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Norway-Tax-Increase-Prompts-Statoil-to-Delay-$15-5

June 11 – Canada: Sweet Tooth Sensitive Over Alleged Chocolate Price Fixing Scandal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada–Sweet-Tooth-Sensitive-Over-Alleged-Chocola

June 10 – Mexico: Vigilante Militias Undermine Fight Against Cartels
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mexico–Vigilante-Militias-Undermine-Drug-Cartel-S

June 10 – Tunisia: How a New Constitution Could Spark Unrest
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Tunisia–How-a-New-Constitution-Could-Spark-Unrest

June 7 – Argentina: Court Ruling Gives New Life to Chevron-YPF Deal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Argentina-Court-Ruling-Gives-New-Life-to-Chevron-Y

June 7 – China/Iceland: CNOOC Applies for Arctic Oil License
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/CNOOC-Applies-for-Arctic-Oil-License

June 7 – Microsoft Helps Score Major Cybersecurity Victory
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Microsoft-Helps-Score-Major-Global-Cybersecurity-V

June 6 – Eastern Europe’s Interest in Shale Gas Continues to Grow
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Eastern-Europe-Interest-in-Shale-Gas-Continues-to-

June 5 – NATO Members Pledge To Boost Cybersecurity Protections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/NATO-Members-Pledge-To-Boost-Cybersecurity-Protect

June 5 – Iran: Dissident Funeral Sparks Anti-Government Protests
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iranian-Dissident-Funeral-Sparks-Anti-Government-P

June 5 – France: Corsican Separatists Vow Violent Attacks
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/French-Corsican-Separatists-Vow-Violent-Attacks

June 4 – Kyrgyzstan: Clashes Over Gold Mine Could Worry Investors
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kyrgyzstan–Clashes-Over-Gold-Mine-Could-Worry-Inv

June 4 – Moldova: New Prime Minister To Keep Country on Pro-Europe Trajectory
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Moldov-Prime-Minister-To-Keep-Country-on-Pro-Europ

June 3 – Mandatory Military Service Could Break Israel’s Government
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/How-Mandatory-Military-Service-Could-Break-Israel

9. Israel

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