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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 7/1-7/31/13

In Foreign Affairs on July 31, 2013 at 10:31 am

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

July 31 – Sudan: Deadly Tribal Clashes Rock Darfur
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sudan-Deadly-Tribal-Clashes-Rock-Darfur

July 31 – Kuwait: Emir Issues Pardons Following Considerable Election Victory
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kuwait-Emir-Issues-Pardons-Following-Considerable-

July 31 – Argentina: Repsol Goes to World Bank to Block Chevron-YPF Shale Deal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Argentina-Repsol-Goes-to-World-Bank-to-Block-Chevr

July 30 – Mexico Braces for New Violence After Capture of Zetas Leader
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mexico-Braces-for-New-Violence-After-Capture-of-Ze

10. Mexico

July 30 – Record Election Turnout Paves Way for Western Aid to Mali
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Record-Election-Turnout-Paves-Way-for-Western-Aid-

July 30 – United Kingdom Furious Over Spanish Interference With Gibraltar
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Furious-Over-Spanish-Interference-W

July 30 – South Sudan: Troubled Nation Sets Stage For Political Showdown
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Sudan–Troubled-Nation-Sets-Stage-For-Politi

July 30 – Chile: Major Mining Companies Invest Billions to Supply Water to Desert Mine
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chile–Major-Mining-Companies-Invest-Billions-to-S

July 29 – Mideast Conflicts Threaten to Engulf Key US Allies
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mideast-Conflicts-Threaten-to-Engulf-Key-US-Allies

10. Middle East

July 26 – Tunisia: Protests Erupt After Second Opposition Leader Assasinated
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tunisia-Protests-Erupt-After-Second-Opposition-Lea

July 26 – Australia: WikiLeaks’ Assange to Run for Senate
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Australia-WikiLeaks-Assange-to-Run-for-Senate

July 26 – Oman: Government Pardons Arab Spring Protestors
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Oman-Government-Pardons-Arab-Spring-Protestors

July 25 – Bahrain on the Brink as Dialogue Flounders
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Bahrain-Strategic-Gulf-Nation-On-the-Brink-as-Dial

July 25 – Pariah Eritrea Pays Warlord to Destabilize Somalia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Burma-Pardon-of-Political-Prisoners-A-Positive-Ges

July 24 – Bulgaria: Anti-Corruption Protests Become Increasingly Violent
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bulgarian-Anti-Corruption-Protests-Become-Increasi

July 24 – Algeria: Speculation on President’s Health Spurs Succession Campaign
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Algerian-Speculation-on-President-s-Health-Spurs-S

July 24 – Burma: Pardon of Political Prisoners A Positive Gesture
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Burma-Pardon-of-Political-Prisoners-A-Positive-Ges

July 23 – Rising Tide of Sharia May Arrive With a Wave of Violence
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Rising-Tide-of-Shariah-May-Arrive-With-a-Wave-of-V

July 23 – Nauru Riots Draw Attention to Australia’s Asylum Policy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nauru-Riots-Draw-Attention-to-Australia-s-Asylum-P

July 23 – South Sudan Vows to Stop Oil Production Again Amid New Dispute With Sudan
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Sudan-Vows-to-Stop-Oil-Production-Again-Amid

July 19 – Ethiopia Begins Troop Withdrawal From Strategic Somali City
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ethiopia-Begins-Troop-Withdrawal-From-Strategic-So

July 19 – Lebanon Implores EU Not to Blacklist Hezbollah As Terrorists
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lebanon-Implores-EU-Not-to-Blacklist-Hezbollah-As-

July 19 – Monsanto Drops Bid to Raise GMO Crops in Europe
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Monsanto-Drops-Bid-to-Raise-GMO-Crops-in-Europe

July 17 – India Wins Tug of War With China Over Bhutan
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Wins-Tug-of-War-With-China-Over-Bhutan

July 17 – Israel Announces New Natural Gas Find
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Announces-New-Natural-Gas-Find

July 17 – Hungary: Budapest Wants to Pay Back IMF Loan Early then Eject Agency
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Hungary-Budapest-Wants-To-Pay-Back-IMF-Loan-Early-

July 17 – Chile: Court Formally Suspends Major Copper and Gold Mine
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chile-Court-Formally-Suspends-Major-Copper-and-Gol

July 17 – Mexico: Government Plans $315 Billion in Infrastructure Investments
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Government-Plans-315-Billion-in-Infrastruct

July 16 – Spain: Rajoy Refuses to Resign Amid Latest Corruption Scandal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Spain–Rajoy-Refuses-to-Resign-Amid-Latest-Corrupt

July 15 – Why Raul Castro is Rushing to Reform Cuba’s Economy
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Cuba-Inches-Toward-Reform-Even-As-Growth-Crawls

July 15 – Euroskeptics Pushing Britain Closer to EU Breakup
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Euroskeptics-Pushing-Britain-Closer-to-EU-Breakup

July 12 – Czech Republic: President Deepens Political Standoff With New Cabinet
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Czech-Republic-President-Deepens-Political-Standof

July 12 – Israel: Military to Boost Presence in Golan Heights Amid Lebanon, Syria Unrest
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Military-To-Boost-Presence-in-Golan-Hei-(1)

July 12 – Lithuania: Europe to Finance LNG Plant
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lithuania-Europe-to-help-finance-LNG-Plant

July 11 – Hungary: A Troubling Anti-Democratic Trend for Europe
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Hungary-A-Troubling-Anti-Democratic-Trend-for-Euro

July 10 – Lebanon: New Beirut Bombing Heightens Sectarian Tensions
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lebanon-New-Beirut-Bombing-Heightens-Sectarian-Ten

July 10 – India/Maldives/Sri Lanka: Governments Sign Tripartite Maritime Security Pact
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Maldives-Sri-Lanka-Governments-Sign-Triparti

July 10 – France Raises $4.1 Million From Cars Seized From Equatorial Guinea Heir
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Raises-4-1-Million-From-Cars-Seized-From-Eq

July 9 – Mozambique: Unrest Not Stopping Asian Scramble For Energy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mozambique-Unrest-Not-Stopping-Asian-Scramble-For-

July 9 – Ethiopia Boosts Defense Spending As Controversial Dam Proceeds
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ethiopia-Boosts-Defense-Spending-As-Controversial-

July 9 – Cambodia: Autocratic Prime Minister Frets Ahead of Looming Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Cambodian-Autocratic-Prime-Minister-Frets-Ahead-of

July 8 – Thailand Struggles Against Rebels in Troubled South
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Thailand-Struggles-Against-Rebels-in-Troubled-Sout

July 8 – Somalia: Al-Shabaab Is Weakened, but not Defeated
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Somalia-Al-Shabaab-Is-Weakened-but-not-Defeated

July 5 – Socialist Likely to Win Chile’s Presidential Election
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Socialist-Likely-to-Win-Chiles-Presidential-Electi

July 5 – Russia: Rosneft Makes $2.9 Billion Major Acquisition
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russian-Rosneft-Makes-$2-9-Billion-Major-Acquisiti

July 5 – Kenya: New Oil Discovery Brings Hope of Economic Growth
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kenya-New-Oil-Discovery-Brings-Hope-of-Economic-Gr

July 5 – China/Uganda: CNOOC Considers Investing in Ugandan Pipeline and Refinery
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Considers-Investing-in-Ugandan-Pipeline-and-

July 3 – Kazakhstan Helps China Outmaneuver India To Secure ConocoPhillips Oil Stake
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kazakhstan-Helps-China-Outmaneuver-India-To-Secure

July 3 – China: Beijing Pursues New Approaches in Unruly Province
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Beijing-Pursues-New-Approaches-in-Unruly-Province

July 3 – Portugal: Minister Resignations Plunge Nation into Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Portuguese-Minister-Resignations-Plunge-Nation-int

July 3 – Mongolia: President’s Reelection Continues Uncertainty for Rio Tinto
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mongolian-President-Reelection-Continues-Uncertain

July 2 – Is Canada the Gateway to an Arctic Oil Boom?
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Is-Canada-the-Gateway-to-an-Arctic-Oil-Boom-

July 2 – UAE Goes Out on a Limb With Prosecution of Islamists
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/UAE-Goes-Out-on-a-Limb-With-Prosecution-of-Islamis

June 2 – Kosovo/Serbia: Normalization Drives Continued Demonstrations
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kosovo-Serbia–Normalization-Drives-Continued-Demo

June 2 – China: Beijing Eases Tibet Crackdown Though Tensions Linger
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Beijing-Eases-Tibet-Crackdown-Though-Tensions-Ling

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