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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 8/1-8/31/13

In Foreign Affairs on August 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

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

August 30 – Brazil/Bolivia: Diplomatic Dispute Infuriates Morales
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Diplomatic-Dispute-with-Brazil-Infuriates-Bolivia-

August 30 – Tunisia Establishing Buffer Zones Along Borders With Algeria and Libya
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tunisia-Establishing-Buffer-Zones-Along-Borders-Wi

August 30 – India: Police Arrest Major Terrorist
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Indian-Police-Arrest-Major-Terrorist

August 29 – How Twitter is Changing the Face of the Middle East
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Social-Media-Wield-Powerful-Influence-on-Changing-

August 28 – Belarus Infuriates Russia As “Potash War” Intensifies
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Belarus-Infuriates-Russia-As–Potash-War”-Intensif

August 28 – Canada: Statoil Makes Third Oil Discovery Off Newfoundland
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-Statoil-Makes-Third-Oil-Discovery-Off-Newfo

August 28 – Jordan: Elections Reflect Backlash Against Syrian Refugee Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Jordan-Elections-Reflect-Backlash-Against-Syrian-R

August 28 – Italy: Prime MInister Struggles to Keep Ruling Coalition Intact
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Italy-Prime-Minister-Struggles-to-Keep-Ruling-Coal

August 27 – Russian Empire Strikes Back Against Ukraine’s EU Embrace
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Russian-Empire-Strikes-Back-Against-Ukraines-EU-Em

August 27 – UN Forces Clash With Rebels in Eastern Congo
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/DR-Congo–UN-Forces-Clash-With-Rebels-in-Eastern-C

August 27 – Mexico: Teacher Protest Threatens to Derail Reform
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexican-Teacher-Protest-Threatens-to-Derail-Reform

August 23 – Egyptian-Style Political Drama Now Playing in Tunisia
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Egyptian-Style-Political-Drama-Now-Playing-in-Tuni

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August 23 – After 30 Years, Turkey Still Seeks Answer to Kurdish Question
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/After-30-Years,-Turkey-Still-Seeks-Answer-to-Kurdi

August 23 – Strikes Rattle Colombia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Strikes-Rattle-Colombia

August 23 – Costa Rica/Nicaragua: Border Dispute Flares Over Key Tourism Province
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Costa-Rica–Nicaragua-Border-Dispute-Flares-Over-K

August 23 – New Zealand: Government Expands Domestic Surveillance Powers
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/New-Zealand-Expands-Domestic-Surveillance-Powers

August 21 – Eco-Friendly South Africa May Frack Its Way to Fortune
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Eco-Friendly-South-Africa-May-Frack-Its-Way-to-For

August 21 – Kenya: President Looks to Closer Ties With China and Russia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kenyav-President-Looks-To-Closer-Ties-With-China-a

August 21 – Malaysia: Government Launches Crackdown on Violence After Spate of Killings
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Malaysian-Government-Launches-Crackdown-on-Violenc

August 21 – Pakistan: Musharraf Charged Over Bhutto’s Murder
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pakistan-Musharraf-Charged-Over-Bhutto-Murder

August 20 – United Kingdom: Anti-Fracking Protests Temporarily Halt Drilling
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Anti-Fracking-Protests-Temporarily-

August 20 – Russia: Gazprom and Halliburton Sign Major Cooperation Deal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russian-Gazprom-and-Halliburton-Sign-Major-Coopera

August 20 – Madagascar: Candidates Disqualifications Could Ease International Pressures
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Madagascar-Candidate-Disqualifications-Could-Ease-

August 19 – Venezuela: Opposition Crackdown Assures Maduro’s Rule
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Venezuelan-Opposition-Crackdown-Assures-Maduro-s-R

Aug 16 – South Africa: President’s Rival Sidelined By Scandal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-African-President-s-Rival-Sidelined-By-Scand

Aug 16 – Indonesia: President Warns of Growing Religious Intolerance
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Indonesian-President-Warns-Of-Growing-Religious-In

Aug 16 – Ecuador: Correa To Permit Drilling in Amazon
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ecuado-To-Permit-Drilling-in-Amazon

Aug 15 – Beijing Energy Deals Raise Risk of South China Sea Conflict
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Beijing-s-New-Energy-Deals-Raise-Risk-of-Conflict-

Aug 15 – Political Instability Imperils Czech Economic Recovery
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Political-Instability-Imperils-Czech-Economic-Reco

Aug 15 – Iran: President Faces First Political Opposition
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iranian-President-Faces-First-Political-Opposition

Aug 14 – Mozambique: Resurgent Violence Threatens Major Investment Push
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mozambique-Resurgent-Violence-Threatens-Major-Inve

Aug 14 – Libya: Protesting Berbers Take Anger to Halls of Parliament
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Libya–Protesting-Berbers-Take-Anger-to-Halls-of-P

Aug 14 – India: Deadly Explosion Sinks Strategically Important Submarine
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Deadly-Explosion-in-India-Sinks-Strategically-Impo

Aug 14 – Thailand: Peace Talks With Muslim Rebels Stall
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Thailand-Peace-Talks-With-Muslim-Rebels-Stall

Aug 13 – Brazil’s Petrobras Allegedly Bribed Major Political Parties
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brazil–Petrobras-Allegedly-Bribed-Major-Political

Aug 13 – Cyprus/Greece/Israel: Tripartite Energy Pact to Enhance Cooperation
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tripartite-Energy-Pact-to-Enhance-Cooperation

Aug 9 – Saudi Arabia Fears Success of US Shale Boom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Saudi-Arabia-Fears-Success-of-US-Shale-Boom

Aug 9 – China Launches Investigation into Rare Earth Mining Industry
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Launches-Investigation-into-Rare-Earth-Minin

Aug 9 – Philippines: Wave of Bombings in South Could Derail Peace Process
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Philippines-Bombings-in-South-Could-Derail-Peace-P

Aug 9 – Kyrgyzstan: Unrest Likely After Court Sentences Nationalist Leaders to Prison
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kyrgyzstan-Unrest-Likely-After-Court-Sentences-Nat

Aug 7 – Central African Republic: UN Frets As Situation Deteriorates
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UN-Frets-As-Central-African-Republic-Situation-Det

Aug 7 – Togo: Ruling Family Strengthens Grip Following Long-Delayed Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Togo-Ruling-Family-Strengthens-Grip-Following-Long

Aug 7 – Honduras: Military Deployed to Manage Largest Prison After Deadly Riot
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Honduran-Military-Deployed-to-Manage-Largest-Priso

Aug 7 – Bolivia: Gazprom and Total Sign $130 Million Natural Gas Agreement
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bolivia-signs-agreement-with-Gazprom-and-Total

Aug 6 – Nigeria: Young Anti-Islamist Vigilantes Pose New Dangers
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Nigeria-Young-Anti-Islamist-Vigilantes-Pose-New-Da

Aug 6 – Pakistan: Islamabad Raises Alert Amid Unceasing Terrorist Attacks
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pakistan-Raises-Alert-Amid-Unceasing-Terrorist-Att

Aug 6 – Africa Wants Somalia to Annex Disputed City
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Africa-Wants-Somalia-to-Annex-Disputed-Port-City

Aug 5 – Protests in Bulgaria Likely to Force Real Change
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Protests-in-Bulgaria-Likely-to-Continue

Aug 2 – Taiwan: Legislators Fight Over Nuclear Power
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Taiwan-Legislators-Fight-Over-Nuclear-Power

Aug 2 – Iran: Khamenei Issues New Fatwa Against Baha’i Minority
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iranian-Khamenei-Issues-New-Fatwa-Against-Baha-i-M

Aug 2 – Azerbaijan: Oil Majors Join Consortium to Build Trans-Adriatic Pipeline
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Azerbaijan-Oil-Majors-Join-Consortium-to-Build-Tra

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