Alec Weisman's

Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 9/1-9/30/13

In Foreign Affairs on September 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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

Sept 30 – New Front for Radical Islamists: Central African Republic
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Central-African-Republican-Becoming-Hub-for-Islami

Sept 27 – How Israel’s Energy Reserves Could Change the Middle East
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/How-Israels-Oil-and-Gas-Reserves-Could-Change-the-

Sept 27 – Russia Threatens Japan Over Disputed Islands
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Threatens-Japan-Over-Disputed-Islands

Sept 27 – Mali: President Calls For Rapid Response Force Against Region’s Islamists
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mali-President-Calls-For-Rapid-Response-Force-Agai

Sept 27 – Uganda Grants Chinese Oil Giant $2 Billion Production License
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Uganda-Grants-Chinese-Oil-Giant-$2-Billion-Product

Sept 26 – Eastern Europe’s Westward Drift Brings Russian Bluster
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Eastern-Europes-Westward-Drift-Brings-Russian-Blus.aspx

Sept 25 – Sweden Divests From Scandinavia’s Largest Bank
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sweden-Divests-From-Scandinavia-s-Largest-Bank

Sept 25 – India: Government Appears to Aid Corrupt Politicians
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Indian-Government-Appears-to-Aid-Corrupt-Politicia

Sept 25 – China May Lift Ban on Facebook, Twitter in Shanghai
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-May-Lift-Ban-on-Facebook,-Twitter-in-Shangha

Sept 25 – Sri Lanka: Ethnic Tamils Dominate Regional Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sri-Lankan-Ethnic-Tamils-Dominate-Regional-Electio

Sept 25 – Slovenia: Prime Minister Ties Confidence Vote to 2014 Budget
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Slovenia-Prime-Minister-Ties-Confidence-Vote-to-20

Sept 24 – China, Russia Compete for Influence Over Central Asia
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Russia-Compete-for-Influence-Over-Central-A

Sept 24 – Algerian Power Struggle, Terror Threaten Energy Exporter
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Algerian-Power-Struggle-Terror-Threaten-Energy-Exp

Sept 24 – Iraq: Kurdistan Holds New Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iraqi-Kurdistan-held-new-parliamentary-elections-o

Sept 24 – Border Disputes Leaving Nicaragua Increasingly Regionally Isolated
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nicaragua-filed-a-new-legal-challenge-against-Colo

Sept 23 – Bangladesh: Death Penalty for Islamist Provokes Riots
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bangladesh-Death-Penalty-for-Islamist-Provokes-Rio

Sept 23 – Azerbaijan: BP-Led Consortium Wins $100-Billion Gas Deals
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Azerbaijan-BP-Led-Consortium-Wins-$100-Billion-Gas

Sept 20 – Weary EU Voters Debate Union’s Future As Elections Near
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Weary-EU-Voters-Debate-Union-As-Elections-Near

Sept 19 – Africa’s Christians Suffer Against Islamist Onslaught
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Africa-s-Christians-Struggle-Against-Islamist-Onsl

Sept 18 – Yemeni Dialogue Critical As Terror, Tribal Conflicts Rage
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Yemeni-Dialogue-Critical-As-Terror-Tribal-Conflict

Sept 18 – Albania: Socialists Take Helm of Government
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Albanian-Socialists-Take-Helm-of-Government

Sept 18 – Rwanda: Ruling Party Scores Decisive Election Victory
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Rwanda-Ruling-Party-Scores-Decisive-Election-Victo

Sept 18 – Russia: Putin to Reopen Soviet-Era Arctic Military Base
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russias-Putin-to-Reopen-Soviet-Era-Arctic-Military

Sept 18 – China: Security Company Identifies Major Chinese Hacker Cell
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Security-Company-Identifies-Major-Chinese-Ha

Sept 17 – Eastern Europe Tries Shale Escape From Russian Grip on Gas
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/In-Russias-Grip-Over-Gas-Eastern-Europe-Seeks-Shal

Sept 17 – Somalia: Donors Pledge $2.4 Billion to Strengthen Fragile Nation
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Somalia-Donors-Pledge-$2-4-Billion-To-Strengthen-

Sept 17 – Brazil: Chevron Settles Oil Spill Lawsuit for Just $41 Million
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chevron-Settles-Oil-Spill-Lawsuit-in-Brazil-For-Ju

Sept 13 – Crackdown on Protesters Deepens Political Crisis in Bahrain
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Crackdown-on-Protesters-Deepens-Political-Crisis-i

Sept 13 – Rising Tensions Bring East China Sea to a Boil
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Rising-Tensions-Bring-East-China-Sea-to-a-Boil

Sept 13 – Zimbabwe: Mugabe Consolidates Power With Loyalist Cabinet
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zimbabwe-Mugabe-Consolidates-Power-With-Loyalist-C

Sept 13 – Spain: Catalonian Separatism On Display With 250-Mile Human Chain
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Spain-Catalonian-Separatism-On-Display-With-250-Mi

Sept 13 – Israel: Security Tightened For Yom Kippur Preparations
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Security-Tightened-For-Yom-Kippur-Preparati

Sept 11 – Venezuela: Maduro Scrambles To Deflect Criticism for Shortages
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Venezuela-Maduro-Scrambles-To-Deflect-Criticism-fo

Sept 11 – Fiji: Junta Releases Long Awaited Constitution Amid Crackdown
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Fiji-Junta-Releases-Long-Awaited-Constitution-Amid

Sept 11 – Central African Republic: President Removes Army Chief After Violent Clashes
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Central-African-Republic–President-Removes-Army-C

Sept 11 – Peru: Counterfeiting Dollars “More Profitable Than Cocaine”
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Peru-Counterfeiting-Dollars-More-Profitable-Than-C

Sept 10 – Cambodia: Certification of Ruling Party Victory Leaves Opposition Fuming
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Cambodia-Certifies-of-Ruling-Party-Victory-Leaves-

Sept 10 – Pacific Islands “Fighting for Survival”
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pacific-Islands-Fighting-For-Survival

Sept 9 – Terror Groups, Turmoil Increase Risk of Global Pandemic
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Terror-Groups-Turmoil-Increase-Risk-of-Global-Pand

Sept 6 – Thailand: Government Scrambles As Farming Protests Turn Violent
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Thailand-Government-Scrambles-As-Farming-Protests-

Sept 6 – Iran: Foreign Minister Acknowledges, Condemns Holocaust
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iran-Foreign-Minister-Acknowledges-Condemns-Holoca

Sept 6 – Cyprus: Lawmakers Struggle With Vital Bailout Legislation
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Cyprus–Lawmakers-Struggle-With-Vital-Bailout-Legi

Sept 4 – How Unrest Could Plunge Libya Into Darkness
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/How-Unrest-Could-Plunge-Libya-Into-Darkness

Sept 4 – Russia Threatens Moldova Over EU Ambitions
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Threatens-Moldova-Over-EU-Ambitions

Sept 4 – Malaysia: Government Risks Protest With Fuel Price Hike
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Malaysian-Government-Risks-Protest-With-Fuel-Price

Sept 4 – France Blacklists Three British Territories As Tax Havens
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Blacklists-Three-British-Territories-as-Tax

Sept 3 – Why China is Really Interested in the Northeast Passage
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Embracing-the-Northwest-Passage-Through-the-

Sept 3 – Somalia: Government Achieves Authority Over Semi-Autonomous Province
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Somali-Government-Achieves-Authority-Over-Semi-Aut

Sept 3 – Scandinavia Realizing Current Welfare System Unsustainable
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Scandinavia-Realizing-Current-Welfare-System-Unsus

Sept 3 – China/Philippines: South China Sea Dispute Threatens to Derail Planned Talks
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-China-Sea-Dispute-Threatens-to-Derail-Planne

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